April 10, 2014

House Republicans are preparing for round two in their face-off with Lois Lerner, readying a vote to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress.

If approved by the full House as expected, it will be the first time the House has held someone in contempt since Attorney General Eric Holder in 2012 — one of only about a dozen contempt votes that have taken place in the past 35 years.

The House Oversight Committee later on Thursday is expected to vote along party lines to hold Lerner, who became the face of the IRS scandal, in contempt for refusing to answer questions about her role last May. The full House is expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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