Tea Party Patriots Thanks Rep. Jordan for Seeking IRS Commissioner Impeachment Vote


Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to reports that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will seek a House vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his role in covering up IRS targeting of conservative groups. Tea Party Patriots was one of the hundreds of groups targeted by President Obama’s IRS.

“Tea Party Patriots thanks Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for his insistence on seeking the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his role in covering up the unlawful targeting of conservative groups by IRS employees. Despite his promise to restore public trust in the IRS, Commissioner Koskinen further eroded Americans’ confidence in the agency when he lied to Congress under oath and allowed the destruction of key evidence. President Obama and his Administration have refused to hold Lois Lerner or anyone else accountable for targeting conservatives’ First Amendment right to free speech and we are thankful that Rep. Jordan is insisting the House vote on impeaching Commissioner Koskinen. It’s now up to House Republicans to do the right thing and vote to finally hold someone accountable for this scandal.”