After a couple years of debate, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will officially hold impeachment hearings!
They are considering the impeachment of President Barack Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, due to his repeated lying to Congress during the investigations into the IRS’s targeting of tea party and conservative organizations.
This is a big deal!
House Republicans will start considering whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over accusations that he failed to comply with a subpoena and lied to Congress, multiple sources told POLITICO.
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced plans for two hearings over the next several weeks to examine the “misconduct” of Koskinen. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee say the commissioner misled Congress about the status of sensitive emails regarding the IRS tea party scandal. Those documents were deleted during their probe of the scandal.
The fact that officials at the IRS wielded their power to target certain Americans for their political views is both outrageous and contrary to our nation’s values,” Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in a statement provided to POLITICO. “Despite repeated congressional efforts to get to the bottom of this matter, Obama Administration officials, including the IRS Commissioner, have consistently undermined the investigation.”
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a fervent IRS watchdog, have talked for well over a year about impeaching the IRS commissioner. They introduced a resolution to do just that with several dozen GOP co-sponsors.
House to hold IRS 'impeachment' hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails https://t.co/UCovR1JUBY
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 13, 2016
The IRS is a scary organization, and it’s clear the Obama White House used that power to intimidate, silence, and harass conservatives. In a free society, that is unacceptable.
After being unable to stop Obama, it’s clear the Republicans in the House are finally willing to fight back! This is incredible. Perhaps Obama will be impeached next?
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