She wouldn't answer questions about the extra attention paid by the Internal Revenue Service to conservative political groups. Now, she's off the job, at least for now.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington DC:
Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS Tax Exempt Division has been placed on paid administrative leave, one day after invoking her fifth amendment rights and not answering questions at a House Oversight Committee hearing. However, Lerner could still be compelled to testify. The committee chairman, Republican Darrell Issa concluding since Lerner made an opening statement and denied any wrongdoing, she forfeited fifth amendment privileges. Lerner's division was singled out in an Inspector General's report for unfairly targeting conservative groups. The acting IRS Commissioner was already forced to resign.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
Editor's Note: There are reports that the new acting IRS Commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner's resignation, and she refused to resign.