Key Vote YES to Impeach the IRS Commissioner

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask them to vote YES on H.Res. 828, a resolution impeaching the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service John Koskinen for high crimes and misdemeanors. H.Res. 828 was introduced by Rep. John Fleming (R-La.).

FreedomWorks has long called for the impeachment of Commissioner Koskinen. As the impeachment resolution states, the commissioner did not respond to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s subpoena asking for communications from Lois Lerner. Shortly after, hundreds of her emails related to the subpoena were erased. Commissioner Koskinen made statements to Congress that were “false and misleading,” violated the trust and confidence that his position requires, and “failed to act with competence and forthrightness” during the investigation of the IRS’ politically motivated actions against conservative political speech.

The House must impeach Commissioner Koskinen for his actions that rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. Impeachment must happen to allow Congress to check the excessive actions of the Obama administration and preserve the oversight prerogatives of the House and the Senate. The IRS must not be permitted to bully Americans, ignore Congress, and get away with a totally inadequate investigation of serious allegations. FreedomWorks reserves the right to key vote procedural motions that would block floor consideration of the impeachment resolution.

Please contact your representative and ask them to vote YES on H.Res. 828 and impeach the commissioner of the IRS, John Koskinen. FreedomWorks will count the vote on this resolution as a Key Vote when calculating our House Scorecard for 2016. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.


Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks