US House Republicans to discuss whether to impeach IRS chief
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will have a special conference next week to discuss whether Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.
“This is something that we’re going to have a planning conference on next week and we’re going to discuss among our members and the members are going to vote the way they want to vote on this,” Ryan told reporters.
House conservatives are pushing for impeachment, saying Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional investigation into IRS actions applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups’ applications for tax exempt status between 2010 and 2012.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)