Eric Cantor: The 'IRS Should Not Be Used as a Tool' for Political Gain

'We're going to be moving to hold Lois Lerner in contempt'

Cantor: ‘IRS Should Not Be Used as a Tool to Affect Political Gain’ (Washington Free Beacon)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) discussed Republican efforts to get to the bottom of the IRS targeting scandal Tuesday with Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, including going forward with holding former agency official Lois Lerner in contempt.

“The facts are the IRS has clearly been targeting conservative groups for being conservative and have delayed and in some cases denied the ability to obtain tax status to go about advocating for their position,” he said. “This is unacceptable and the IRS should not be used as a tool to affect political gain. We’re going to be moving to hold Lois Lerner in contempt.”

Van Susteren asked Cantor whether he thought Attorney General Eric Holder will take the contempt resolution seriously.

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