House Speaker John Boehner made a rare appearance on Fox News’ Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Monday night to talk about the upcoming votes pertaining to former director of IRS exempt organizations, Lois Lerner. The House Ways and Means Committee will vote Wednesday on whether to refer Lerner to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on criminal charges. And the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Thursday to discuss holding Lerner in contempt for stonewalling Chairman Rep. Issa’s investigation.
Boehner hinted at what is in Lois Lerner’s near future by reminding viewers of what he said back in May of 2013, “I don’t care who’s going to be fired, I want to know who’s going to jail.”
We are getting closer that resolution.
When Megyn Kelly asked if there are any others at the IRS besides Lerner who will be referred to the Justice Dept, Boehner answered, “I think we’ll have to wait until Wednesday to see.”
A surprised Kelly, said, “Really?! Is it your information that it’s not just Lois?”
Boehner repeated, “I think we’ll have to wait and see on Wednesday.”
Kelly asked “what confidence can the American people have that there will be any end” to the Regime’s continual stonewalling on the scandals? Boehner answered, “the American people have a right to know what happened with Fast and Furious, what happened at the IRS, what happened at Benghazi, and there’s no one more serious about getting to the bottom of this, than I am.”
Kelly then asked a question on a lot of conservative minds, “but your detractors say – you mentioned Benghazi – if you’re so serious about getting to the bottom of that, why not appoint a select committee where it’s just one sort of clearing house for information because you’ve got 190 members of the House who are in favor of a Select Committee and you are overruling or ignoring the will of your own majority.”
Boehner said, ” there are four committees that are investigating Benghazi. Four Americans were killed – their families have a right to know what happened. And there’s nobody, NOBODY more determined to get to the truth than I am. These committees all have subpoena power, and at this point in time I see no reason to break up all the work that’s been done, and take months and months and months to create some Select Committee.”
He went on to say, “at some point it may be required. At this point it’s not.” Chairman Issa, who is also not currently for a Select Committee, has made the same argument.
Kelly went on to ask the Speaker about immigration reform – the whole subject of which bores me at this point.
Look, I know we call them “the Stupid Party” – but they’re not THAT stupid. The GOP is not going to pass any kind of immigration bill with Obama as president, knowing that he will won’t enforce the law as written. People can stop hyperventilating about that.