Jenny Beth Martin Lays Out The Case For Impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen
Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin is leading the grassroots fight to impeach President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his role in concealing IRS targeting of Americans. Please join her and sign the petition!
In a new opinion piece for The Hill, Jenny Beth cites Alexander Hamilton in stressing why it’s so important to impeach Koskinen. She writes:
House Republicans have introduced a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, about which, a simple thought – it’s about damn time.
Impeaching a senior official of the federal government is no small deal. Only seventeen times since the Constitution came into force in 1789 has the House of Representatives even tried to impeach a federal official; only eight times has the Senate seen fit to convict. And not since March of 1876 has an appointed executive branch official been impeached. It’s a difficult thing to do, and it was meant to be; it should only be used for the most egregious offenses.
But impeachment is the appropriate response to Koskinen’s conduct in office, if impeachment is meant to be used, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 65, to remedy “those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”
Click here to read the full article at The Hill.