So just because Lois Lerner seemed to get off with little more than a slap on the wrist for her shenanigans during her tenure at the IRS doesn’t mean no one will.Finally the GOP majority we worked so hard to elect has found some courage.
As reported by The Washington Times just moments ago, “House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz began the impeachment process against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the public and destroying documents that were being sought under a congressional subpoena.
It’s the latest move in the battle over tea party targeting at the tax agency, and comes less than a week after the Justice Department issued a report finding no criminal behavior in the IRS’s decision to subject conservative groups to intrusive scrutiny.
Among the specific charges Mr. Chaffetz and his colleagues allege are that Mr. Koskinen misled Congress when he said he’d turned over all of former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner’s emails, and oversaw destruction of evidence when his agency destroyed backup tapes that contained the emails.The impeachment resolution says the IRS knew Ms. Lerner’s messages were missing, due to a reported computer hard drive crash, as early as February 2014, but didn’t notify Congress until June — while the backup tapes were destroyed in March.”
Now, perhaps it’s not the impeachment some folks are still hoping for, but it’s a step in the right direction. The lawlessness of this administration is astonishing and anything we can do to stop it is progress.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]