Rep. Jordan: ‘John Koskinen needs to be held accountable’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced today he will introduce a resolution on the House floor calling for the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who has looked the other way as his agency targets conservatives for their political beliefs and even stonewalled congressional investigation into the scandal that continues to slow-roll or flat-out deny conservative groups tax-exempt status.
“John Koskinen needs to be held accountable,” the Ohio Republican said at a forum hosted by Judicial Watch. “Later today on the House floor, we will make the motion to impeach Mr. Koskinen.”
Jordan’s plan is to call up an impeachment resolution, which will require some form of action by the House within two days, setting up a vote before lawmakers leave for the rest of the year. If lawmakers challenged it — for example, by making a motion to table it — a vote would be held on that motion, and that vote would essentially become a proxy vote for impeachment.
It’s not clear what will become of the resolution. It takes a simple majority for the House to impeach someone, but Democrats are unlikely to support impeachment, and many House GOP lawmakers are also wary of impeaching Koskinen, arguing his actions don’t meet the threshold needed for Congress to oust an administration official.
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