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Jordan statement on Trump announcement of Kautter for acting IRS commissioner

October 26, 2017
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump's announcement that he will designate Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service after current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's term expires on November 12:

"IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was appointed to the IRS to clean it up after Lois Lerner used her position to target conservatives. But instead, under his watch, subpoenaed documents were destroyed and bad employees were rehired. He should have been fired or impeached a long time ago. Thankfully his time as head of the IRS is coming to an end, and I look forward to new leadership for this scandal-plagued entity."