From Gateway Pundit:
Rep.(R-Texas) announced on Thursday that has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt” over the
IRS targeting scandal.
Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S.
Department of Justiceto prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President.”
Under the proposed resolution, Lerner would be held in a Washington, D.C., jail and would be
given accessto an attorney and all her constitutional rights.
“It’s time to for House to stop tacitly endorsing this administration’s illegal activity by refusing to hold him accountable,” Stockman said. “I expect Democrats to defend and even praise
criminalactivity. The question is whether Republican leadership will join them in mocking the House and breaking the law.”
Contempt of Congress is an actual
criminal offenseand the Supreme Court has previously upheld the right of Congress to hold people in contempt and even imprison them, the New York Times reported.