'She Needs to Feel the Heat': House Cmte Holds Lois Lerner in Contempt
The House Oversight Committee voted 21-12 to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The measure now goes to the full House of Representatives.
GOP lawmakers say they’re using every tool available to compel Lerner to testify on the IRS targeting scandal.
They also note she made 17 factual assertions in front of the committee claiming her innocence before pleading the Fifth and refusing to answer questions.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said, “That’s not the way our system works. You have to answer the other side’s questions. I think these questions are fair. ‘The Tea Party’s very dangerous.’ Dangerous to whom? Who, Ms. Lerner?”
Lerner’s lawyers and Democrats say that if offered immunity, she will testify.
After voting, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), who sits on the House Oversight Committee, spoke to America’s News HQ.
Meadows said, “When people are starting to face prosecution, they have a way of seeing the light. They say if you can’t make them see the light, they need to feel the heat. Well, hopefully she’s going to feel the heat.”
Watch the interview above.