Congressmen Collins Votes and Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 574

May 9, 2014

The United States House of Representatives hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

Wednesday evening Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and the majority of his colleagues voted to hold Lois Lerner, former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of Congress for her refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations into IRS targeting practices.

Speaking on the House floor that evening, the Congressman said ultimately Lois Lerner is to blame for this happening.

“I think just sitting here on the floor for these past few minutes it just really amazes me about what’s being said. It says well if the chairman would’ve done this or we would’ve done something else, if we had not done this and should’ve had more time, maybe we would’ve found out the truth, maybe if I turned my head sideways and squinted real hard maybe she would’ve talked then, says Collins.”

Collins said all he has heard during this process are the same arguments over and over again, and that it is time for Lerner to testify.

“Because all I have found on the floor in this house today is arguments that keep coming, that reminds me of the song of Pink Floyd “I’m just comfortably numb” at this point because the arguments don’t matter. We never said she couldn’t use her fifthment right, she just chose to say I didn’t do anything wrong, That’s not the way this process goes Mrs. Lerner it’s time to testify, says Collins”

Collins, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, voted in favor of House Resolution 574 to hold Lerner in contempt, which passed with a vote of 231-187.