However, Lerner promptly invoked her rights under the 5th Amendment and refused to answer any questions.
President Obama claimed that this was all just a “phony scandal,” and recently declared there wasn’t “even a smidgen of corruption” involved here. So, if there is nothing to hide, why is Lerner refusing to offer her testimony? Is she really that afraid she might incriminate herself? I mean, just like the president said, it was just a few little “boneheaded decisions,” right?
Yet, Lerner chose to plead the Fifth. It certainly makes us all wonder.
Of course, Lerner’s silence didn’t stop Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings from starting a rant of his own, right after Rep. Darrell Issa adjourned the hearing.
You can watch it here: