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IRS hearing explodes, Republicans inch toward contempt (Politico)
Republicans are inching toward a vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress after fireworks erupted at a House hearing on the tea party targeting on Wednesday.
Lerner, former head of the IRS tax-exempt unit and a lightning rod for Republicans in the nine-month-old scandal, invoked her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing — as she did at a May hearing last year.
Across the Capitol campus, Speaker John Boehner threatened to hold her in contempt if she continues to refuse to testify.