U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar seeks impeachment of IRS commissioner

On IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s watch, the IRS intentionally destroyed nearly 24,000 e-mails from Lois Lerner and failed to comply with a congressional subpoena. To make matters worse, Commissioner Koskinen made a series of false and misleading statements, under oath, to congress at multiple committee hearings on this matter.

Koskinen said in March 2014 that the IRS had turned over all Lerner’s e-mails and all requested information, yet, the treasury inspector general for tax administration uncovered more than 1,000 e-mails that the IRS tried to hide. As a result of this despicable conduct and his fraudulent statements under oath, Koskinen is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and must be impeached.

Under the direction of Commissioner Koskinen, IRS officials have led a coordinated effort to hide the truth about this rogue agency’s targeting of innocent Americans based on their political beliefs. There is an old saying in Washington that “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.” In this case, it’s both. Commissioner Koskinen’s crimes are a scar on our republic and an affront to the first-amendment protections of our constitution. Make no mistake, unelected bureaucrats, such as Commissioner Koskinen, will continue to freely violate the rule of law until the House enforces its sovereign power of impeachment under Article I, Section 2, Clause 5.

These bureaucratic henchmen haven’t suffered any negative consequences for their corruption. That must end now.
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar
Arizona -District 4

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