Monday Night’s IRS Hearing Gets a Big GOP Drumroll
Posted at 6:32 p.m. on June 23
Issa has questions for the IRS. (CQ Roll Call File Photo/Bill Clark)
Is C-SPAN suddenly “Must See TV”? Some members of the House seem to think so.
Republicans are promoting Monday night’s IRS hearing at 7 p.m. like it’s a new reality show on Fox, with Speaker John A. Boehner tweeting promos, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa fielding questions on Facebook and the committee itself unveiling a new “IRS Targeting Investigation” website.
MT @GOPoversight: TONIGHT AT 7PM: #IRS Obstruction: #LoisLerner‘s Missing Emails http://t.co/URTPSO2pQO pic.twitter.com/XVdmTOnP01
— Speaker John A. Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) June 23, 2014
As the tweet above notes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is set to appear at 7 p.m. before the panel to answer more questions about the tax agency’s handling of emails related to the targeting of conservative groups. On Friday, the former Clinton and Bush administration official, who was brought in last year by the White House to clean up the IRS, was grilled by Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee.
The harsh questioning from Congress comes amid new questions about the IRS after revelations the agency has irretrievably lost months of emails from Lois Lerner, the former official at the center of the scandal.