House Republican leaders on Monday rebuffed a meeting request from the lawyer for Lois Lerner, who is facing contempt charges for refusing to testify about her role in the IRS targeting scandal.
Seeking to avoid the House contempt vote planned for May, Bill Taylor of Zuckerman Spaeder asked GOP leaders for the chance to directly make the case to lawmakers that the charges against Lerner won’t stand up in court.
Both Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) brushed aside Taylor’s request.
“Ms. Lerner can avoid being held in contempt at any time by testifying fully and honestly, but she has chosen not to,” Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said in a statement.
Cantor struck a similar note on Twitter: “The House welcomes the opportunity for Lois Lerner to address our members. She can do so at any time before the House Oversight Committee.”
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.