While Republicans Sue Obama For Abusing Power, They Are Trying To Arrest and Jail Lois Lerner

While Republicans Sue Obama For Abusing Power, They Are Trying To Arrest and Jail Lois Lerner

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While Republicans are suing President Obama for a alleged abuse of power, they are trying to arrest and imprison Lois Lerner.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has introduced a resolution that is calling for the House of Representatives to have Lois
Lerner arrested.

The resolution states, “Resolved, That the Speaker issue his warrant, directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or his deputy, commanding him to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner, and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings, and in the meantime keep the body of Lerner in his custody in the common jail of the District of Columbia, subject to the further order of the House. While in custody, Lerner shall enjoy no special privileges beyond those extended to her fellow inmates, shall not access any computer or telephone, and shall not be visited by anyone other than her counsel, clergy, physician, or family.”

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Rep. Stockman defended his scheme, “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.”

The IRS didn’t just target Republicans, and Lois Lerner wasn’t some puppet of the Obama administration. Reality has never been a Republican strong suit, but calling for the arrest and detention of a private citizen is flat out scary. The irony here is that Republicans are suing for abusing his power while they are trying to arrest and detain American citizens.

Somebody is definitely abusing their power, but it isn’t President Obama. The Republican majority in the House has regularly abused its investigative and budgetary powers. Now, they are trying to take it to a whole new level by jailing private citizens. The Republican controlled House isn’t just bad for the country. It has become dangerous to liberty.

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