House Gears Up for Lois Lerner Contempt Vote
House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote a memo to his colleagues today indicating the House would vote to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress next month if she refuses to testify before an oversight committee.
Lerner has been at the center of the IRS controversy of targeting conservative groups for their political beliefs. Cantor’s memo states:
On April 10th, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported to the House a resolution holding former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, Lois G. Lerner, in Contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions regarding the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS after initially testifying under subpoena. Thorough investigations by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee as well as the Ways and Means Committee have revealed findings that indicate that Ms. Lerner played a central role in the illegal targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. On April 9th, the Ways and Means Committee referred evidence of criminal violations by Ms. Lerner to the Attorney General. The House will consider the Contempt of Congress resolution in May unless she agrees to testify before the Oversight Committee.
Read more about Lois Lerner here.