House Oversight Committee votes to censure IRS chief John Koskinen
In an effort to make it look as though it is doing something about the IRS targeting scandal the House Oversight Committee voted to censure IRS chief John Koskinen. It will now be headed to the full House for a vote. Here is more:
The House Oversight Committee voted on party lines Wednesday to send a resolution censuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to the full House, amid a dispute over whether Koskinen could be stripped of his pension if the resolution is adopted by the House.
As you can see there is a discussion about stripping him of his pension as well but there is some doubt as to whether or not this can be done without impeachment. While the conservative Republicans are pushing for impeachment I honestly believe the establishment Republicans are not really all that upset with their arch nemesis–namely the Tea Party–having been targeted in the first place, if they were they would have gone for impeachment.
I think this is all a show being put on by the establishment Republicans in an attempt to make it appear as if they are doing something, while also appeasing the conservative Republicans, when in fact they are doing nothing.
This will amount to nothing more than a slap on the wrist but do not worry the establishment Republicans have a backup plan:
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium