House Oversight Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:52pm

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines Thursday to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

The vote, coming as Congress heads out of town for a two-week recess, is the latest chapter in a year-long probe that has sparked some of the
fiercest partisan clashes
among panel members in recent memory — from
cutting off the ranking member’s microphone
 as he sought to speak to
comparing the chairman to
Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis.