The House Oversight Committee continued their hearings today (seen over at HotAir), but when you start getting verbiage like this from the President’s own party, perhaps the worm is beginning to turn here:
This came prior to IRS official Lois Lerner‘s brief statement, which had two essential bullet points:
- “I have done nothing wrong“
- And that’s, like, totally why I’m pleading the Fifth Amendment, ’cause otherwise I might let slip some fact or item …which could prove I did something wrong.
So what to think? No one’s arguing against Lerner’s right to take the Fifth, but her doing so absolutely leaves her rationale, involvement and credibility in serious question. Why would you not testify to clear your name, if you weren’t protecting either yourself or someone else?
Call me cynical if you wish, but by now the Administration has made me this way.
***UPDATE: 5-22-13 at 1:06pm –
Courtesy of Gunny G’s blog, here’s a little trip down memory lane, which is deliciously applicable to today’s events…
I’m kinda’ guessing Obama of 2013 would no longer agree with Obama of 2010:
***UPDATE #2: 5-22-13 at 6:30pm –
Well, THIS just got even more interesting!!
“House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights and will be hauled back to appear before his panel again.
The California Republican said Lerner’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination was voided when she gave an opening statement this morning denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service.”