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-- you walk my next guest so fired up about after the IRS is low slow and it took the fifth.
He rolled out a new bill that would file federal -- -- who refused to testify at congressional hearings.
To Alabama Republican congressman -- Brooks now.
When I first saw this so I thought it must be unconstitutional.
No -- it is nine the language in the legislation.
As specifically parenting United States Supreme Court decision and unanimous decision from the 1960s.
We as congressman have -- trying to make inquiry a federal employees.
Concerning their specific activities relating to their job.
Can't go beyond that.
But if it involves what they have done on the job site we are entitled to ask if they refused to answer we are -- -- of that Supreme Court decision to terminate them.
I think that's appropriate they all fired -- believe only if they being offered immunity.
And still all just -- There there are three different parts to that one is if you give them blanket immunity and they refused to testify.
The second part is.
If we do not give them immunity -- we limit our questions to their actual job performance.
Nothing else just what they've done in their duties as a federal government employee and they refuse to testify or they invoke the fifth under that Supreme Court opinion.
That's grounds for termination and a third party is if they don't tell the truth to.
The United States congress if they intentionally misrepresent the United States congress and -- -- of the members of the committee determined.
That they knowingly were telling us -- it's the -- also terminate.
Earlier today the acting -- -- did -- set the Internal Revenue Service principal deputy commissioner that's Downey willful.
He's put out a report saying what that was no intentional.
At the iris.
He's going to ensure accountability in the future and he says there's going to be no more of these beyond on both counts type targeting.
You satisfied with that.
No sir I am not we've had fast and furious followed by stonewalling.
We've had been -- -- -- -- death of American workers American employees.
Coupled with a false representation as to what transpired congressional hearings in stonewalling we've got the IRS scandal stone -- The bottom line is this we have duties as members the United States congress to have oversight responsibilities of the executive branch.
We need to know what's going -- that we can implement proper public policies proper funding decisions.
As a consequence of what we've learned additionally we're the conduit by which the American people learn what is going on -- so.
We don't take at face value what they've said it may be true that we need to verify.
Do you think there is sufficient members of congress on both sides of the aisle who is so fired up with the stonewalling and especially with the IRS it on both saws the -- now.
Do you have the votes to pass this bill that you're suggesting.
While the bill is just introduced last week I would I would think that if we can get enough for house floor vote that it would pass.
I'd be hard pressed to -- remember the United States congress to say no.
I want to continue to pay -- Lerner a 17585000.
Dollars a year even though she's not working.
She shouldn't be only American payroll if she's not going to work taxpayers had to earn that money that the federal government is taken.
In this kind of instance if you're gonna plead the Fifth Amendment wrongfully -- respect to the things that you're supposed to be doing on your job.
You shouldn't be on the federal government payroll it's just that simple represented -- Brooks Republican Alabama so thank you very much for joining us.
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