Voting to Hold IRS’ Lois Lerner in Contempt

It’s been a year since we found out that the IRS was targeting conservative groups. Like you, I was outraged that the Administration was violating the public trust and using their office for political purposes. But now I’m even more outraged that Lois Lerner, who has been tied to these discriminatory decisions by hard evidence, won’t testify before Congress about her role in the scandal.

This week, the House will hold a vote on whether to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for her failure to answer questions about IRS targeting. Congressional oversight of the Executive Branch is a critical part of our country’s system of checks and balances. I plan to get to the bottom of this scandal and hold the main actors accountable for their actions. This week’s vote is a vote to uphold our democracy and ensure that our system of checks and balances is alive and healthy.


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