House committee takes action against former IRS Manager

By WEEK Producer

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Aaron Schock and his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee have taken unprecedented action.

They have referred a federal employee for criminal prosecution.

On a strict party-line vote, the GOP members accused former IRS Manager Lois Lerner of targeting conservative groups to deny their non-profit status.

The committee said there is evidence Lerner misled investigators.

Also, when subpoenaed, Ways and Means members claim Lerner repeated those claims to them.

Schock said the evidence shows this went on for at least three years and that she targeted only conservative groups.

"While there were claims being made against conservative and liberal groups from outside influences, people putting pressure on the IRS, go after this group, go after that group. Lois Lerner purposely only went after conservative leaning groups,” Schock said.

It’s now up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether to seek criminal charges against Lois Lerner.

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