Congress is corrupt, pretty much everyone know this by now. Yet somehow, they just can’t seem to resist shoving in America’s face just how corrupt they are. As if Darrell Issa’s incessant go nowhere do nothing grandstanding investigations aren’t bad enough. Now we are treated to another Hollyweid fictional episode of Congressional corruption aka Kabuki theater.
The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. The vote broke along party lines.
Before the vote, in a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to immediately go into a closed session to discuss the letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer Lerner for possible criminal prosecution.
Is there anyone with two functional brain cells out there who honestly believes that Department of Injustice Attorney General Erick Holder, the same Erick Holder who just threatened Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert for asking questions about Operation Fast and Furious, and Holders current state of contempt of Congress, will prosecute Lois Lerner just because Congress demands it?
Congress can’t even get Holder to turn over documents, it could not be any more clear that congress, who is in full and indisputable knowledge of who is in charge of the Department of Injustice knows beyond any possible shadow of a doubt that their referring Lerner for criminal prosecution is 100 percent pure bullshit theater.
This is how you define corruption. Stand on top of your soapbox and make proclamations you not only know will never ever come to pass, but you only make because of the certainty of your knowledge that they will never come to pass. Referring Lois Lerner for prosecution is exactly such an act.