This was just too much. Lerner's attorney offers this excuse as to why she's pleading the 5th:
Lerner 'has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation,' Taylor's letter read, 'but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course.'
He is asking the oversight committee to excuse Lerner from testifying, claiming that calling her in a congressional hearing would 'have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her' since members would not expect her to answer questions.
She's embarrassed to be questioned or embarrassed by her actions? Poor Lois. It's embarrassing and burdensome to tell the truth after you spend an inordinate amount of time targeting, embarrassing, harassing, and burdening groups of people because you don't like the color of their thoughts.
Why is she still employed? Why are the people she wronged being forced to suffer the indignity of having to pay her from their own pockets?