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Press Release

Milquetoast Senate GOP Leadership Setting a Dangerous Precedent

09/07/2016

Following reports that the Senate may not consider the removal of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen should the House of Representatives successfully impeach him, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

“One of the core functions of Congress is oversight of the executive branch. That oversight isn’t limited to congressional hearings where members vent their frustrations at administration officials. There has to be, you know, actual accountability. If an official lies during a congressional investigation, there must be consequences. The message being sent by milquetoast Senate Republican leadership is that a corrupt agency like the IRS and a corrupt government official like the IRS commissioner can get away with breaking the law. This is a dangerous precedent.”

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