Rep. Buddy Carter On Impeaching IRS Commissioner

From an email from Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-1):

“This week I joined House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and other members of the Committee to introduce a resolution to begin proceedings in the United States House of Representatives to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen due to his severe violations of public trust.

First, Commissioner Koskinen failed to comply with a subpoena resulting in destruction of key evidence. Under his watch, the IRS erased 422 backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails.

Next, Commissioner Koskinen lied to Congress during testimony when he claimed the IRS turned over all emails relevant to the congressional investigation, including all of Ms. Lerner’s emails. When the agency determined Ms. Lerner’s emails were missing, Commissioner Koskinen testified the emails were unrecoverable. These statements were false.

Finally, Commissioner Koskinen failed to notify Congress that Lois Lerner’s emails were missing. By missing, I mean the IRS had destroyed the emails on March 4, 2014. The IRS did not notify Congress that the emails were missing until June 2014.

It is time for new leadership at the IRS. The American people deserve to have confidence in the IRS. We can only do that and we can only move forward by having new leadership and impeachment is the appropriate tool to achieve this.”


  1. Ellynn says:

    He’s been on an email roll this past two weeks. Must have a new email staffer. What I wish is to have his staff answer back to at least 1 of the 3 letters I have sent him since February.

    NOT. A. WORD.

    Kingston might have sent me back a canned “thank you for your letter” by email or a real piece of auto reply mail – but I at least got some clue that some one at least read my address. Not, Buddy. His staff is too busy mailing me out surveys that have the choice replies based on the answer formula of Yes, Hell Yes, and Maybe.

    But I got to see some pretty pictures of Him and Mrs. Buddy on the lawn of the White House greeting the Pope.

    • Lawton Sack says:

      Contact Reagan Gresham or Trish DePriest in Buddy Carter’s Savannah office @ 912-352-0101. They will be more than glad to help you.

      I cannot share all the details yet, but they were able to help a constituent from Brunswick just yesterday that enabled a husband stuck in Mexico due to some missing government paperwork to be reunited with his wife later tonight, who is having a baby tomorrow morning.

  2. elfiii says:

    I hope they actually go through with it and make it stick. Koskinen is a crook and the worst IRS Commissioner in history.

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