Reps. DeSantis, Jordan: ‘Congress has the duty to hold [IRS] Commissioner Koskinen accountable’

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Two U.S. House members this week published a joint opinion piece decrying President Obama’s crooked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – both calling for the commissioner to be impeached after the agency executive looked the other way as evidence critical in the agency targeting scandal and subpoenaed by Congress was destroyed.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., also said Koskinen hid the fact that evidence was destroyed for four months, even as he promised all the documents would eventually be provided.

“Congress has the duty to hold Commissioner Koskinen accountable for failing to live up to his obligations of service to the American people,” they wrote in an op-ed for Fox News. “As even President Obama has said, we must help restore confidence going forward.”

Jordan and DeSantis said Koskinen showed up after members had subpoenaed the IRS for all communications sent and received by Lois Lerner, who was in charge of tax-exempt applications. Congress was after that information for proof that Lerner and other officials slow-walked requests for tax-exempt status from conservative organizations.

The actions of the IRS commissioner at the very least border on gross negligence. We applaud those in Congress calling for his immediate impeachment and echo the call to action: It’s time to impeach President Obama’s corrupt IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge Congress to do exactly that!