“We Have Ways of Making You Talk” He Did Not Say
Conservatives Profess Love of
Liberty – And Want to Take It Away
We admit we were confused when it was reported that Lois Lerner, who is involved in the IRS sortof scandal decided to invoke the fifth amendment against self- incrimination in a House hearing. The occasion was a hearing held by the Grand Inquisitor of the Congress, Darrell Issa, a man who must adore Torquemada and fervently wish that he, Mr. Issa could torture people and make them confess.
Lerner shocked the committee room in the opening moments of Wednesday’s hearing by delivering an opening statement denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service.
“I have not done anything wrong,” said Lerner, who triggered the IRS scandal on May 10 by acknowledging that the agency had singled out conservative groups applying for tax exemptions. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.”
Beyond that, she refused to answer the committee’s questions, immediately triggering a debate among panel members over whether she had just voided her Fifth Amendment rights.
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[Update: She has been placed on temporary leave, something everyone hopes will soon be made permanent.]