IRS Commissioner John Koskinen didn't appear at Tuesday's House Oversight Committee hearing that examined whether he deserves to be impeached. That didn't stop Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz from making a case to have Koskinen impeached. Democrats pointed out that the House Oversight Committee does not have the jurisdiction over the IRS necessary to begin an impeachment.
FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said the accusations against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen are serious and demand an inquiry into whether his impeachment is warranted.
(Chaffetz) "Mr. Koskinen did not tell the truth to Congress. He provided false testimony and failed to comply with a subpoena. He could have prevented evidence form being destroyed."
Koskinen was a no-show at the hearing because the IRS says he has not had time to prepare.
In a letter sent to the Committee, Koskinen said the allegations against him, involving the probe of the IRS tea party scandal, lack merit and are "unwarranted."
At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.