WATCH: Rep. Louie Gohmert Says ‘Stink’ Of IRS Management ‘Getting Overwhelming’
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee meeting expressed his “righteous indignation” over the lack of bipartisan uproar regarding allegations top-level IRS officials – specifically, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – stonewalled and covered their tracks in order to cover up evidence IRS employees targeted Americans for their political beliefs.
“The Internal Revenue Service is the only entity of which I’m aware in the federal government that can ignore the Constitution as part of its job — nobody else gets to ignore the Constitution,” the Republican congressman said Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing considering the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “But they can take people’s money without due process. They can take their property. They can move in and destroy a business that took a lifetime to build and they have done that.”
While Gohmert conceded that there are “fine and honest” IRS agents, the problem is at the management level, where “rot is occurring.”
Gohmert referenced Koskinen, who faces possible impeachment for his conduct during the congressional inquiry into the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. The IRS chief made statements to Congress that proved to be false about the existence of emails from former IRS director Lois Lerner. Additionally, over 24,000 of Lerner’s emails were destroyed under his watch, despite two congressional subpoenas calling for them to be turned over.
The Obama administration must stop looking the other way as IRS Commissioner John Koskinen superimposes his bias on the American people and uses his authority to unlawfully single out hardworking Americans. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge lawmakers to immediately impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen!