A press release issued by Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) made the announcement that on Thursday he filed a resolution which directed the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest Lois Lerner on the charges of contempt of Congress. She would be held in the D.C. jail and would have full legal rights and access to an attorney.
In hisÂ statement, Congressman Stockman said:
â€œAsking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.Â The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.Â How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?Â It is up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President.â€ said Stockman.
â€œDemocrats have openly stated the House has the powers to arrest those in contempt of Congress and imprison them in the Capitol.Â I donâ€™t want to go as far as Democrats in exercising the Houseâ€™s powers to arrest.Â Ms. Lerner will be held in the D.C. jail,â€ said Stockman.
â€œItâ€™s time to for House to stop tacitly endorsing this administrationâ€™s illegal activity by refusing to hold him accountable.Â I expect Democrats to defend and even praise criminal activity.Â The question is whether Republican leadership will join them in mocking the House and breaking the law,â€ said Stockman.
Perhaps this will provide the former IRS official with some incentive to begin cooperating with the investigation into her illegal partisan activities.
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