In the first media interview since the scandal broke in May of 2013, the former head of the tax-exempt unit claimed she “didn’t do anything wrong,” and was “never partisan.”
“I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country,” the 63-year-old Lerner, who also is a lawyer, said in the roughly two-hour interview.
Rep. Issa, R-Calif. made the following statement in response to the interview.
Another member of the Oversight Committee seconded Issa’s call, via the Washington Examiner:
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a member of the Oversight panel, said if Lerner is willing to speak to a media outlet, she should testify before Congress.“Ms. Lerner stated in her interview that she wanted to tell her side of the story,” Meadows said. “As a Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who has spent countless hours trying to get to the bottom of this scandal, I speak for myself and my colleagues when I say that we would be more than happy to return to Washington to hear Ms. Lerner’s side of the story. “