What are the chances that this will actually happen?
Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman filed a resolution calling for the arrest of former IRS official Lois Lerner over the Internal Revenue Service nonprofit targeting scandal Thursday.
Lerner, alongside the IRS, are under investigation for unfairly scrutinizing conservative nonprofits for tax-exempt status.
“Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke,” Stockman said. “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.”
Stockman’s resolution instructs the House’s Sergeant at Arms — its chief law enforcement officer — to arrest Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. The Sergeant at Arms is directed by the House speaker, currently Ohio Republican John Boehner.