Republicans reject Lerner meeting

by Bernie Becker - The Hill
April 29, 2014

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.”

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • David in MA says:

    If they give her limited immunity, she will agree to squeal, I bet.
    BUT, if she does, my bet is she will fall off a tall building before she can start singing.

  • David in MA says:

    Not all bullies are in the school yard, some are in the federal government and even in the WH!

  • Charles90210 says:

    Her lawyer rep’d the Former IMF head whose prostition arrangements got him trouble in NYC. Criminal defense work is tough

  • CTH says:

    If sheis so stupid as to fall on her own sword to protect obuttbead and his administration, we should nave no sympathy for her.

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