Darrell E Issa

House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes

Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying evidence.

"Mr. Koskinen was sent to the IRS to clean it up but it's gotten worse," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told the House Judiciary Committee, pressing a long-shot effort he's led since last year to remove the agency's commissioner. "As members of Congress, we have no reason to have any confidence that Mr. Koskinen will run one of the most powerful agencies with any integrity."

Koskinen and his Democratic defenders denied the allegations, with Democratic...