IRS head John Koskinen may want to start looking for a new job. In fact, he may want to start looking into booking the most comfortable jail cell he possibly can.
In a vote Wednesday, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee decided to censure Koskinen, which would open the path to an impeachment of the IRS head over his role in the alleged targeting of conservative groups and the subsequent cover-up.
“Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved (23-15), as amended, and favorably reported to the U.S. House of Representatives, H. Res. 737 condemning and censuring Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John A. Koskinen,” a press release from the House Oversight Committee read.
“Mr. Koskinen should be condemned and censured for failing to comply with a subpoena and allowing key evidence to be destroyed on his watch, failing to testify truthfully under oath and providing false and misleading information to Congress, and failing to notify Congress that key evidence was missing,” the release read.
“The Resolution expresses the sense of the House that Mr. Koskinen engaged in a pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and confidence placed in him as an Officer of the United States, urges Mr. Koskinen’s resignation or removal, and requires forfeiture of his government pension and any other federal benefits for which he is eligible.”
The resolution of censure also was more specific, mentioning that Koskinen had helped “magnetically (erase) 422 backup tapes, destroying as many as 24,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails responsive to the subpoena.”
Of course, the censure wasn’t the only measure haunting Koskinen. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,was also seeking to impeach Koskinen for his role in the IRS targeting scandal.
Let’s hope that this is only the beginning — that Koskinen, Lois Lerner and all the rest of the corrupt bureaucrats who used the Internal Revenue Service as a tool forpolitical bullying will finally be brought to justice.
H/T The Daily Caller
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