House of Representatives to Vote This Week On Impeaching IRS Commissioner

House of Representatives to Vote This Week On Impeaching IRS Commissioner

Could we see the House actually move to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen?

Since it was discovered that the IRS was unfairly targeting conservative/Republican organizations, Americans have been calling for heads to roll. Of course, our voices went largely unheard at the federal level and most people thought the issue had been buried.

Until now.

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 10: John Koskinen testifies during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Finance Committee in Dirksen Building on his nomination to be commissioner of Internal Revenue Service. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 10: John Koskinen testifies during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Finance Committee in Dirksen Building on his nomination to be commissioner of Internal Revenue Service. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio is planning to reintroduce the resolution that would officially impeach Koskinen, finally bringing about some semblance of justice.

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.

If the House passes articles of impeachment, the Senate would then be compelled to conduct a trial to convict and perhaps remove Koskinen from office.

Koskinen could always just resign, but that would probably take more humility than he possesses.

Hopefully this passes and we conservatives can have some kind of relief, knowing that people will actually be punished for their wrong-doings.

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