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― Patrick Henry
The House Just Voted on Lois Lerner’s Fate in IRS Scandal — And It’s Not Good News for Her
The House decided Wednesday that Lois Lerner is in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the IRS targeting scandal, despite a subpoena that demanded her testimony.
Members voted 231-187 to find Lerner in contempt, a vote that saw six Democrats join Republicans.
The IRS said it targeted conservative groups, but IRS employee Lois Lerner has refused to testify in Congress about it. On Wednesday, the House voted to hold her in contempt. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The dramatic House vote caps off a year of Republican attempts to investigate the IRS’s decision to apply extra scrutiny to conservative groups, many of which were seeking tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election.