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Press Release

Bye, Koskinen

FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement on the end of John Koskinen’s reign as IRS commissioner:

“Our activists have demanded that John Koskinen be removed as IRS commissioner for years. He was brought in to restore some trust that the IRS was not a corrupt federal agency. After the targeting of conservatives by this agency, the IRS needed more than a rebranding – it needed a fundamental change.

“But things got worse under Koskinen. Phony investigations by the IRS were conducted to find the emails Lois Lerner sent about targeting conservatives. The emails were actually deleted and devices destroyed, against multiple orders of preservation and subpoenas from Congress. That is a cover up of illegal activity by a government agency.

“We’re glad to see him go. He did not earn his salary or his big pension.”

FreedomWorks activists sent over 200,000 messages to the House of Representatives urging the removal of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.