House Freedom Caucus Moves Forward with Koskinen Impeachment

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a Senate candidate and member of the House Freedom Caucus, plans to introduce a “privileged” resolution today on behalf of the Caucus seeking to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen, despite opposition from House Republican leadership.

The Caucus will also conduct a series of special order speeches on the House floor this evening making the case for impeachment. The group of staunch conservatives believes the effort is warranted due to Koskinen’s alleged inappropriate actions during the investigation of whether the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups seeking nonprofit status for extra scrutiny. House rules mandate action on the resolution within two days, via a motion to table it, a motion to refer it to the House Judiciary Committee, or a vote on the measure.

Regardless of the outcome in the House, Senate Republicans have indicated they won’t bring up the resolution in their chamber.

Sources: POLITICO, The Hill

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Global Topics: Congress
Policy Issues: Tax & Fiscal Policy