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May 12 2014

Lois Lerner Held in Contempt, but Won’t Be Arrested

The downside of being a tyrannical bureauweenie who violates the law in refusing to cooperate with Congress regarding investigations into Obama’s numerous abuse of power scandals is that you can be held in contempt of Congress, which is a crime. The upside is that this has no meaning, because there is no enforcement. It has been true of Eric Holder, who despite being held in contempt of Congress is still the country’s top law enforcement officer. It is also true of Lois Lerner of Obama’s weaponized IRS:

The House has held Lois Lerner in contempt, but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday.

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. But Boehner said on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” on Fox News that he has no interest in doing that with Lerner, whom the House last week voted to hold in contempt over her refusal to testify about her role in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

Thanks to Obama’s arrogant power grabs and Boehner’s spineless, the division of powers that is so crucial to preventing the USA from sliding into dictatorship is becoming a joke. Here’s the punch line:

The contempt charge has been referred to the Justice Department, and Boehner said it is 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.

Good job, Johnny. You got yourself off the hook.

If Boehner doesn’t start putting up some serious resistance to Obama’s overreach, Holder and Lerner won’t be the only ones held in contempt. At least picking Trey Gowdy to lead the select committee looking into Benghazi is a positive sign.

Time to man up.

  • brwaldbaum

    This is because Boehner holds the American people in greater contempt.

  • ODA315

    No no no Dave. It’s the CONSERVATIVES that are the REAL problem. Aren’t you paying attention to our betters on Capital Hill?

  • Tchhht!!!

    Boner has his lips grafted to Zero’s rosette. He knows damned well that Holder will not act. If Boner sets a precedent, he might find himself in the can someday.

  • octa bright

    Perhaps the speaker has decided that he does not wish to risk triggering a civil war by ordering the sergeant at arms to detain her and have to face a Justice Department Swat team freeing her.

  • just wishin

    Man up?? There’s no man in him to up. Demote the RINO to common, ordinary congresscritter and give him the little office behind the elevator.

  • What a gutless flaccid puke. If Boehner was a hot steaming vagina he STILL would not be worth a fuck.

  • TED

    Of course, it’s an unwritten law, the democRATS are the CRIMINALS so they
    should be expected to do CRIMINAL things, so when they do there should not be a
    penalty for it. The very most done to democRATS is an INVESTIGATION headed BY
    the perpetrator (HEAVY on the TRAITOR).

  • ThisObamaNation

    Great, Boehner just showed the entire Obama administration that they have nothing to fear with regard to abusing their power and violating the rule of law.

    Imagine if other criminals were able to be found guilty without the imposition of a sentence, what would deter crime?

    The answer is NOTHING!!!!

  • jarhead

    The republicans have no BALLS!

  • 762×51

    Put that dirty commie skank in a cell with big Zelda for a weekend and see if her memory returns. She’ll never eat seafood again . . .

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