Is John Boehner a COWARD? Says he won't arrest Lois Lerner for contempt
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/11/2014 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
Former IRS official Lois Lerner - accused on unjustly interrogating right-wing and conservative groups who sought tax exempt status, will not be arrested and put in custody. That's the word according to House Speaker John Boehner. For U.S. Citizens who wish to see justice down, and a level playing field for all, this admission smacks of just a little bit of cowardice on Boehner's part.
John Boehner declared on "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" on Fox News that he has no interest in doing that with Lerner.
span style="line-height: 1.22;">LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Under a precedent affirmed by the Supreme Court, each chamber of Congress can authorize its sergeant-at-arms to detain individuals it holds in contempt.
Boehner, however, declared on "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" on Fox News that he has no interest in doing that with Lerner. The House voted last week to hold Lerner in contempt over her refusal to testify about her role in the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.
"I'm not sure we want to go down that path," Boehner said. "It's never been used," he added. While noting the provision that allowed Congress to arrest individuals and place them in the Capitol jail, Boehner says that the Senate has used that power in the past, but not in the last 80 years. "I'm not sure that it's an appropriate way to go about this," Boehner said.
The contempt charge has been referred to the Justice Department. Boehner said it is now up to Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner.
"Now will he do it? We don't know, but the ball is in his court," Boehner said.
Lerner has repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, but the House contends she waived that right by defending herself in an opening statement at a House hearing last year before she refused to answer questions from lawmakers.
The U.S. attorney's office in Washington has said it is reviewing the referral.
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