Republican leadership avoids vote on IRS head impeachment


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More failure theater: The Congressional Republican leadership has worked out a deal that will avoid a vote on the impeachment of IRS head John Koskinen, thus protecting the Democrats from any embarrassing votes in favor of the IRS prior to the November elections.

The agreement makes it unlikely that any vote by the full House to impeach Koskinen will happen until after the November election, if at all. House Republican leadership had balked on moving forward on impeachment proceedings during an election season, arguing that an impeachment vote risked irritating voters. Others said Koskinen deserved a full House Judiciary Committee probe before embarking on the seldom-used impeachment process.

And the Republican leadership wonders why they are now stuck with outsider Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. The public sees their impotent and weak leadership, and wants something different.

9 comments

  • Cotour

    In their terrified state of indecision so as not to offend they have auto castrated themselves are are impotent, and no one respects that. They have created a state of being of no consequence and no respect.

    This IRS guy should have been removed by the Congress long ago, along with Lois Learner who should have been arrested and jailed.

    Now that would have been respected and supported by at least 50 percent of the population, the “safety” strategy they have chosen to adopt garners exactly what we see in front of our own eyes, weakness and fear.

    And like him or not that is why Trump is where he is.

  • wodun

    Considering Crooked Hillary is running as the third term of the Corrupt Obama administration, impeaching Koskinen would have been a great help in the election rather than a negative.

  • eddie willers

    Add me to the list that went to Trump simply because I want someone to go to Washington and throw a brick through the window.

    We need a shakeup.

  • Cotour

    The question will remain: How will they attempt to control and manipulate him, and how will he resist? Assuming he will resist.

  • Steve Earle

    Good and accurate comments all, esp Bobs above:

    “…And the Republican leadership wonders why they are now stuck with outsider Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. The public sees their impotent and weak leadership, and wants something different….”

    Exactly.

    Criminals to the Left, Cowards to the Right…….

    To paraphrase the quote about the Liberty Tree occasionally needing the blood of Patriots, I believe that the Rule of Law will wither if not refreshed by regular televised trips to the jailhouse.

  • Steve Earle

    Cotour said:
    “…The question will remain: How will they attempt to control and manipulate him, and how will he resist? Assuming he will resist….”

    Very good question, but you also assume he will win. That is by no means certain.

    I believed that Hillary’s “fainting spell” would finally be her Waterloo. I was obviously mistaken.

    With the full force of the media behind her like never before she will lie, cheat, and steal her way into the Whitehouse.

    Aided by her willing cohorts, criminals and true believers, barring actual death (and maybe not even then if the reports of her body-double are to be believed. ;-) ) she will be our next President. God help us all.

  • Wayne

    Mitch and the boys, have their fingerprints all over this IRS stuff. And Louis Lerner is busily “cashing her pension checks,” every month. Nothing will ever come to this. They all escaped scot-free.

    It’s even worse— concurrently, Senator Chuck Grassley (claims he’s an “R”) has been busily pushing through all of Obama’s lower Court appointments.
    In the last 8 years, with republican collusion, Obama has permanently transformed at least 30% of the Judiciary. (Lifetime Terms.)

    As well, Ted Cruz attempted to attach an amendment to the current spending-orgy bill, to maintain supervision of the Internet, but Mitch & Ryan went to work and undercut him.
    Obama has a totally free reign, and he’ll go full-tilt Marxist between November and January, and the Senate will continue to buckle under for their own perverse ends.

    Steve Earle– (hey)
    Yow– if Hillary’s TBI & Parkinson’s doesn’t sink her…I don’t know WHAT will anymore.
    I never thought Obama could get re-elected, I fear we are so far down the rabbit-hole now that 2+2 = 5.

    I’m not a trump-guy, but I do know what I’ll be doing in November.
    I’m not pleased about it & I continue to worry about the down-ballot, big time.

  • Cotour

    I think the odds are that Hillary will express some element of her infirmities in the coming weeks. Either that or they are going to overdose her and she will then express those features.

    Trump is improving his chances IMO, he has become very focused and disciplined.

    The Debates and the unforeseen will ring it all out.

  • Cotour

    This is how rock solid sure they are that they will win.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/david-brock-offers-money-new-dirt-donald-trump/

    If Trump keeps focused and projects some degree of confidence in the minds of the public, which I believe he is,
    this is far from over. This “somebody give us some dirt” strategy is a strategy of desperation not confidence, defense and not offence.

    Far from over.

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