The IRS commissioner who stonewalled congressional investigation into agency targeting of tea-party groups is still in charge and could remain at the helm of the IRS until November unless the Trump administration takes action before then to fire the commissioner – which is exactly what a group of Republicans is requesting.
Mr. Koskinen’s term is scheduled to expire in November already, but the Republicans said Mr. Trump can’t wait that long to oust him — particularly at a time when Congress is trying to rewrite the tax code.
“He has been dishonest with Congress, and the IRS—under his watch—has continuously violated taxpayer rights. He has to go,” Mr. Brady said. “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for pro-growth tax reform, and we need a willing partner at the IRS to implement it. That partner is not John Koskinen.”
Mr. Koskinen has survived a GOP attempt to impeach him, and has defended his tenure. He said he didn’t intend for any of Ms. Lerner’s emails to be lost, didn’t intend to mislead Congress over the fiasco, and blamed his agency’s abysmal customer service on lawmakers, who he said short-changed his budget.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen needs to face the consequences of his actions and step down or be fired. Click here to get involved and help Tea Party Patriots demand IRS John Koskinen be removed from office!Read the complete text here: Rep. Kevin Brady: IRS commissioner ‘must go’