I thought I read that she had been charged with contempt? Either way, she definitely should be because she refused to testify. As an IRS official she should feel obligated to provide information and she shouldn't feel like she has the right to decline. There are problems with the IRS and at least Lois Lerner is out of there. That's one problem resolved.
Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt after she waived her Fifth Amendment rights, but then continued to hinder their investigation into the IRS targeting scandal. Currently, Republicans are considering holding a House floor vote to hold her in contempt of Congress, and it seems that is the only recourse we have to get information from Lois Lerner.
Yes, IRS official Lois Lerner should be charged with contempt of Congress, because she was supposed to testify before Congress and she chose not to. What she literally did was show contempt, because she showed that she did not care to honor her subpoena. She needs to learn that rules apply to her.
Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner denied any wrongdoing, invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer any more questions, which is reversing the process. Invoking the Fifth Amendment means you choose not to incriminate yourself when you have done something illegal. In denying illegal activity, she has either perjured herself and should face a penalty, or she is hiding behind the Fifth Amendment to avoid incriminating others. Refusing to testify against a guilty party is contempt.