Lois Lerner refuses to testify at House hearing on IRS targeting of tea party

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal, again refused to testify Wednesday about her role in the matter, thwarting Republicans’ efforts to try to delve more deeply into the issue.

Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa cut off the hearing minutes into it after Ms. Lerner repeatedly said she would not answer any questions — including refusing to say whether she would ever be ready to answer them.

At that point the hearing devolved into a partisan fight, as Mr. Issa gaveled the matter closed, cutting off the chance for Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the panel, to deliver a statement.

As Mr. Cummings tried to continue, Mr. Issa had the microphones cut, and the two men exchanged harsh words.

It was a dramatic end to what was an otherwise anticlimactic hearing.

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3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tom Leist says:

    They have no right to plead the 5th, As far as I’m concerned you work for the people, and they deserve an answer, period. don’t answer, go to jail forever,

  • Driver_S says:

    She’s afraid of what Obama will do to her if she starts singing about what she knows. Obama and Holder will protect her as long as she stays quiet. Everything she does and did is under orders from Obama and his criminal henchmen. This criminal conduct needs to be kept under the microscope and pressure applied to everyone involved to get the truth out, charges filed and prosecution of all participants.

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