Two Republicans are calling on President Obama to fire the head of the IRS.
Reps. Ron Desantis of Florida and Jim Jordan of Ohio told Obama to fire Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen or they would impeach Koskinen themselves.
The lawmakers made the demand in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Monday. Their appeal was published at the same time as House Committee Chairman Jason Chafftez, R-Utah, penned a letter to Obama also asking for Koskinen's removal through "work[ing] hand-in-hand with Congress to fix the problem."
"Commissioner Koskinen … has failed the American people by frustrating Congress's attempts to ascertain the truth. A taxpayer would never get away with treating an IRS audit the way that IRS officials have treated the congressional investigation. Civil officers like Mr. Koskinen have historically been held to a higher standard than private citizens because they have fiduciary obligations to the public," Desantis and Jordan wrote.