Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner


Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner
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Jul 10, 2014

Press Release

Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago

> CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest

WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress.

“Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke. The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration. How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked? It is up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President,” said Stockman.

“Democrats have openly stated the House has the powers to arrest those in contempt of Congress and imprison them in the Capitol. I don’t want to go as far as Democrats in exercising the House’s powers to arrest. Ms. Lerner will be held in the D.C. jail,” said Stockman.

Under the resolution Lerner would be held in the D.C. jail and would have full legal rights and access to an attorney.

“It’s time to for House to stop tacitly endorsing this administration’s illegal activity by refusing to hold him accountable. I expect Democrats to defend and even praise criminal activity. The question is whether Republican leadership will join them in mocking the House and breaking the law,” said Stockman.

Contempt of Congress is a criminal offense (Act of January 24, 1857, Ch. 19, sec. 1, 11 Stat. 155.) Congress’ power to hold someone in contempt has been recognized by the United States Supreme Court four times.

Read more: http://stockman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stockman-files-motion-ordering-the-arrest-of-lois-lerner

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3 Responses to Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

  1. Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  2. a12iggymom says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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