Rep. Tim Griffin: 'Certain' Obama Officials Deserve Prosecution

Monday, 12 May 2014 06:34 PM

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A number of officials in the Obama administration should face prosecution — but Congress doesn't have the authority to pursue them, according to Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas.

"If we had the capacity to prosecute certain executive branch officials, I'm sure that'd be something that we would pursue within our powers. But that's not within our powers," Griffin told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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Griffin did not identify anyone by name, but made his remarks during a discussion of the contempt of court citation against former IRS official Lois Lerner, who's refused to testify about the agency's targeting of tea party groups.

"The decision whether to prosecute or not lies with the executive branch. This is where we always end up on these things," he said.

"Ultimately, this becomes a political matter in the sense that the American people have to feel strongly enough for there to be political consequences to this type of action because technically we can't prosecute anybody. That's not what the legislative branch does."

Griffin also believes Democrats will face a public shaming when the House select committee on Benghazi uncovers the true facts behind the terror attack in which four Americans died.

"They're going to risk looking like they didn't care, which is true. That's what it'll look like," said Griffin, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

"A lot of them don't care about having a committee — I don't mean they don't care about the tragedy — a lot of them don't care about having he committee and they're worried about how to look if they don't."



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