The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has voted to censure IRS chief John Koskinen in the wake of the IRS targeting scandal.

Koskinen has been accused of allowing backup tapes holding potentially 24,000 emails to be destroyed. Republicans say he gave false testimony before Congress concerning the tapes.

CNN reported:

The emails involved Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the allegations that the agency targeted conservative groups. The Justice Department in October closed its two-year investigation into the case, declining to bring charges against anyone at the agency.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, an influential conservative group, called the censure vote a “good step,” but urged Congress to go further and impeach Koskinen.

“We must truly hold him accountable for his breach of duties related to the IRS targeting of Americans’ First Amendment rights. Congress must impeach Mr. Koskinen — the American people deserve nothing less,” Jordan wrote in a statement.

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