Japanese-American veterans of World War II salute during the national anthem at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday. Rep. Mike Hondas father, who served in the Military Intelligence Service after living in an internment camp, was among the honorees.
He said the Constitution was guided by a recognition that “men are imperfect.”
“It’s a country that can correct its mistakes,” he said, “but it has to have the courage.”
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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