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Monday, September 19, 2016

Republicans move to impeach IRS chief

House conservatives moved on Tuesday to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over allegations that he misled investigators over the agency's inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups.

Rep. John Fleming, R-La., introduced the resolution to impeach Koskinen on Tuesday afternoon. "[Koskinen] engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as an officer of the United States," Fleming said on the floor.

The filing of the resolution is the culmination of years of investigation into how and why the IRS applied extra scrutiny of Tea Party groups that filed for tax-exempt status. His impeachment is chiefly favored by members of the House Freedom Caucus, who forced John Boehner into retirement last year, but it has spread beyond the caucus to include House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and others who believe Koskinen oversaw the destruction of evidence that lawmakers were seeking as they investigated the targeting scandal.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I second the motion!

Vote now!

Yea, 987,953,386
Nay 2

Anonymous said...

Good

Steve said...

Better late than never. This guy is as crooked as they come.

But, Red Flag Alert!

Just look at who "they" may choose as a replacement! Will "we, the people" get a vote?

I doubt it. The next Bimbo wink suck a frog and get the job, continuing the machine.

Just you watch!

Anonymous said...

Lowest life form that still resembles a human being.

Anonymous said...

Great, they can get off their lazy asses to go and do this, yet let Obama go without an impeachment trial ever!