GOP Fractures Further As House Freedom Caucus Aims To Impeach IRS Head
Members of the GOP are revolting against House Speaker Paul Ryan by trying to force an impeachment vote for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.By Grant Suneson | July 13, 2016
The already fractured GOP is growing even more divided. The ultra-right wing House Freedom Caucus is revolting against Speaker of the House Paul Ryan by pushing to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
This all stems from a scandal in which IRS officials singled out conservative groups seeking tax exempt status for extra scrutiny. That investigation is over, but some conservatives think Koskinen deleted emails relating to that investigation then lied about it.
Now, those groups are out for blood. Members of the House Freedom Caucus are threatening to file a privileged resolution, which would force a floor vote and leapfrog Ryan's ability to determine which bills hit the House floor.