St. Augustine, FL – After refusing to testify before Congress, former IRS official Lois Lerner has given an exclusive interview to POLITICO. In response, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement:

"Lois Lerner's lack of remorse and clumsy attempt to exonerate herself through the media are curious in light of her persistent refusal to testify before Congress. If she conducted herself in a professional manner and did not abuse her authority then why not answer questions under oath? The people deserve to know the truth about IRS targeting of American citizens. Given all that we know about the conduct of the IRS during this investigation, it is abundantly clear that Lerner would not be able to explain away her conduct when confronted with evidence of her malfeasance.”?