The GOP led house failed yesterday to take up articles of impeachment against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Instead of taking action, Rep. Jim Jordan’s resolution was referred back to the Judiciary committee by a vote of 342-72.
Commissioner Koskinen is accused of complicity in the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations and a willingness to allow subordinates to deceive Congress.
Jordan and his fellow Freedom Caucus members decided to push the impeachment after new evidence of continued Tea Party targeting by the IRS. Rather than let the Commissioner run out the clock on his term, they preferred to impeach him, albeit only weeks prior to his leaving office.
Having been referred to the judiciary committee, the resolution is effectively dead. You can watch Rep. Jordan’s post-vote comments below: