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Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:18 PM

Impeachment showdown begins as House conservatives take aim at IRS commissioner

Source: Washington Post

Impeachment showdown begins as House conservatives take aim at IRS commissioner

By Mike DeBonis September 13 at 12:50 PM

Conservative lawmakers went to the House floor Tuesday to force a vote on the impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commission John Koskinen, setting up a showdown that has pitted hard-right members against not only Democrats but also Republicans wary of a partisan battle weeks before the election.

The impeachment effort is rooted in the controversy over the IRS’s treatment of conservative nonprofit groups and the handling of subsequent congressional investigations.

Reps. John Fleming (R-La.) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, called up their impeachment measure Tuesday afternoon. Under House rules, as a “privileged” motion, the measure must come up for a vote no later than Thursday.

If the measure passes by a majority vote, it would set up a Senate trial of Koskinen — the first impeachment trial since U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous was impeached in 2010.

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sharp_stick Sep 2016 #1

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Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:24 PM

1. If these fuckwits spent 1/10th the amount of

time actually working as they do pissing away money and time on partisan idiocy we'd have a pretty well functioning Government.

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