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    Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt"

    GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ | TheBlaze.com


    "Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal.

    Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President.”

    Under the proposed resolution, Lerner would be held in a Washington, D.C., jail and would be given access to an attorney and all her constitutional rights."
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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Hmm....shouldn't they hold the dictator responsible for not enforcing the law?

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    It looks to me like we've sent in the clowns

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Maybe, and I can sure see your point. However, they do have the ability to do this, but I seriously think it'll never happen, and I truly hope it doesn't because it will not look good and get ridiculed in the press and the left will jump all over it.

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

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    GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ | TheBlaze.com


    "Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal.

    Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President.”

    Under the proposed resolution, Lerner would be held in a Washington, D.C., jail and would be given access to an attorney and all her constitutional rights."
    If she can be shown to have misused the IRS, she should go to jail.

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Representative Stockman should look up how contempt actually works before making such absurd demands. Contempt is absolutely not a means to circumvent the fifth amendment.
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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Representative Stockman should look up how contempt actually works before making such absurd demands. Contempt is absolutely not a means to circumvent the fifth amendment.
    Yes but the fifth amendment does not give you the right to remain silent by refusing to answer questions and then give a statement regarding your side of the story, which is exactly what Lois Lerner did when she went before Congress.

    When you assert the fifth amendment all you say is "I am asserting my fifth amendment right," or you have your lawyer say this on your behalf then you keep your mouth shut and say nothing else. That''s how the fifth amendment works. Many legal experts have stated that by speaking after asserting her fifth amendment right Lerner waived that right and there is legitimate cause to be held in contempt.

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    Many legal experts have stated that by speaking after asserting her fifth amendment right Lerner waived that right and there is legitimate cause to be held in contempt.
    And until that is decided, this is going to go nowhere. How about they actually get a ruling on THAT part, before the Republicans look even more silly with this "arresting" business.

    It's clear there hasn't been a consensus on whether she actually waived her 5th amendment rights because there are "legal experts" that have said she hasn't waived them and there are those that have said she has. Without that being decided by courts, the GOP are just spinning their wheels.

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And until that is decided, this is going to go nowhere. How about they actually get a ruling on THAT part, before the Republicans look even more silly with this "arresting" business.

    It's clear there hasn't been a consensus on whether she actually waived her 5th amendment rights because there are "legal experts" that have said she hasn't waived them and there are those that have said she has. Without that being decided by courts, the GOP are just spinning their wheels.

    I think there are far more Americans that think the IRS looks guilty than think the GOP looks silly.

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    Re: Resolution Directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “Arrest Lois Lerner for Contem

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    I think there are far more Americans that think the IRS looks guilty than think the GOP looks silly.
    Good thing that what you "think" doesn't matter. You can "think" what you want all day long, that doesn't make it fact.

    It is in fact silly to talk about arresting someone when they can't even get a consensus on if she CAN be arrested because they haven't got a ruling if she was in contempt. This could very much backfire on the GOP especially with elections upcoming. If its found out she wasn't in contempt, the GOP are going to look pretty stupid.

    This is why I keep saying that the GOP has a bad habit of snatching defeat from victory. If the GOP were smart, they would first get an official ruling on whether she was in contempt or not and THEN proceed with what they planned.

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