December 9, 2016 Washington Weekly
John Koskinen, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner (IRS) escaped a potential impeachment, at least for now, as the House voted by a lopsided 342-72 vote to defer consideration of this issue into next year. By then, the issue may lose some appeal with the House Freedom Caucus, which has been pushing for Koskinen’s impeachment for most of this year due to their belief that he stonewalled Congress on many of its investigations into the IRS. It’s likely that Koskinen will leave the IRS soon anyway. Most House Republicans seem ready to move on from Koskinen and his checkered service, and we expect the impeachment talk to die down over the holiday season.