Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Commissioner John Koskinen might face impeachment after the House Republicans introduced an impeachment resolution against him on Oct. 27, 2015. Koskinen is accused of perjury and failing to observe a subpoena issued against him for evidence.
In a statement, the House Oversight Committee led by Jason Chaffetz, Republican representative for Utah said, “Commissioner Koskinen violated the public trust by failing to comply with a subpoena issued by Congress.” This follows after the accusations by the Republicans that the IRS chief had made false statements regarding the Tea Party targeting scandal and the furor it caused.
Chaffetz also added that impeachment was the best tool available to reign in Koskinen, so as to restore public trust and confidence. However, the news that the IRS chief might face impeachment after the House Republicans resolution has not unsettled the agency. The spokesman for Koskinen refused to comment on the matter and Koskinen could not be reached for comment as he was said to be busy with “other pertinent issues.”
Koskinen, who took office in 2013, had just testified before the Senate Finance Committee when this resolution was announced. The House Republican’s impeachment resolution outlines Koskinen actions as “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
By Shepherd Mutsvara
Edited by Leigh Haugh
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