Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer

The resolution adopted today by the House Government Reform Committee to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has no merit and should be ignored by the American people.

The censure resolution is an irresponsible attack against IRS Commissioner Koskinen who has served the country with great distinction and commitment in many government positions.

The censure resolution reflects the fact the Commissioner Koskinen is caught up in a series of partisan attacks against the IRS by House Republicans. The idea that House Republicans on the Government Reform Committee are undertaking an unprecedented attack against a government official for doing his job helps to tell us why Congress has such extraordinarily low approval ratings from the American people.

Democracy 21 calls on the House Republican leadership to abandon this unwarranted effort to censure Commissioner Koskinen and not bring the censure resolution to the House floor.