LOIS LERNER CONTEMPT CHARGES – FINAL VOTE 23 to 14 – The Resolution Passes!

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

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Today the House Ways and Means Committee voted 23-14 to formally ask the Justice Department to consider criminal prosecution against former IRS official Lois Lerner.
FOX News reported:

A House committee voted Wednesday to formally ask the Justice Department to consider criminal prosecution against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the political targeting scandal.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23-14 to send the criminal referral, which accused her of “extreme bias.” The vote marked an escalation in Republicans’ push to confront Lerner over her role in the agency’s controversial practice of singling out conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.

“If we don’t stand up for the right of the American people, who else will?” committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said after the vote.

A 14-page letter to Attorney General Eric Holder outlined Republicans’ case against the former IRS official, saying she “may have violated multiple criminal statutes.” 

The letter accused Lerner of using her position to improperly target conservative groups and deny their constitutional rights; of impeding an inspector general investigation by giving misleading statements; and of risking the disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.

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