Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner Must Return To Testify Because She 'Did Not Properly Take The Fifth' Amendment

05/23/2013 10:47 am ET | Updated Jul 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Darrell Issa said on Thursday he will call Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner back to testify before his committee on the IRS-Tea Party scandal after she asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions.

"We are obligated to bring Lerner back because she did not properly take the Fifth (Amendment)," Issa said.

"She clearly chose to make her statements and then not open herself up to even any questioning as to the statement she made," said Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Reporting By Kim Dixon and Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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