House conservatives Restarted another long-shot effort Tuesday, Sept 12th, to oust IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, by formally introducing an impeachment resolution expected to see a vote by the end of the week.
Rep. John Fleming, R-La., a sponsor of the drive, offered the measure under special procedures that put the House on track to vote Thursday on the effort.
“For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark,” Fleming said in a statement Tuesday. “To date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.” ( Fox News )
The News and Observer reports ” The proposal by conservative Reps. John Fleming, R-La., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., is expected to face votes Thursday in which its fate is unclear. With solid opposition from Democrats and resistance from many Republicans who consider it excessive and politically damaging, the measure might end up being killed and replaced by a censure motion that would scold Koskinen but leave him in his job.
Though the evidence of wrong-doing might be there, it is clear that a vote this close to the elections makes some Republicans nervous. It is highly unliking in the face of Moderate Republican and Demorcatic Opposition that the vote will succeed.