January 01, 1970 | Democracy 21 | Opinion
In July, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) introduced a resolution of impeachment (H.Res. 828) against Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. In August, Rep. Jim Jordan (D-OH), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said that House Freedom Caucus members would push for a House vote on the impeachment resolution when Congress returns in September. Under House rules, an impeachment resolution is a privileged resolution that can be brought directly to the House floor by any member for a vote at any time. This effort has received little public or media attention and yet it has the potential for enormous negative consequences if it is successful.