Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) released the following statement after the House Ways and Means Committee referred Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for Criminal Prosecution:
"House investigations have uncovered evidence indicating that IRS official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups because of their political beliefs, a violation of the law. In 97 pages of detail, the House Ways & Means Committee provides evidence of Lois Lerner's political bias and prejudice. The evidence made public today shows that Lois Lerner directed IRS agents to deny applications and to audit conservatives. The IRS and Lois Lerner must be held accountable for their actions and I expect Attorney General Holder to take the appropriate steps regarding this criminal referral without further political bias."