St. Augustine, FL – In response to news that the Department of Justice will not be pursuing criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner for her refusal to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement:

"It is a sad day for justice and accountability in government.  Lois Lerner weaponized the IRS and used her authority to infringe the rights of American citizens.  She has consistently misled Congress and obstructed congressional investigations.  Yet, the IRS allowed Lerner to retire with a six-figure taxpayer-financed pension and the DOJ will not prosecute her for being held in contempt of Congress.  This is not the way a government of, by, and for the people is supposed to operate."