I have a question about the politics of the ongoing, interminable unfolding of the IRS scandal, based upon comments in this post. I think it’s obvious why the House Republicans aren’t giving Lois Lerner immunity in exchange for her testimony. It keeps the ball up in the air, she remains prosecutable for any crimes she may have committed, and they can always give her immunity later if it’s useful.
What’s not so clear to me is why the Senate Democrats aren’t eager to grant her immunity in exchange for her complete testimony. If there’s nothing there, wouldn’t think they would?