Congressmen Offer Reward For Missing IRS Emails

(Fox News) Will dangling a $1 million "carrot" finally recover former IRS official Lois Lerner's "lost" emails?

Rep. Louie Gohmert is introducing the pricey bounty in the form of a bill on Capitol Hill, blasting Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for failing to get the job done.

The Texas congressman appeared on "America's Newsroom" Friday to explain why he thinks his bill can get the answers Republicans are looking for.

"We know those emails are out there, we know they can be found," he said. "We just need the people to help find them."

"This is a way to work around the attorney general to achieve justice," he continued, accusing Holder of helping hide the truth and calling for his resignation.

"The attorney general can't say attorney general forever. We will get justice."

Gohmert's legislation also offers up $500,000 for any information on who destroyed the emails. The "stick" to Gohmert's "carrot" he says is reducing IRS salaries by 20 percent until the emails are produced.

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