That means the Freedom Caucus would have to give re-notice of the resolution at a later date so a vote could still occur in September.
"[The Freedom Caucus] is committed to have this fully addressed and a vote taken that reflects the voice of millions of Americans. It is our hope that a prudent schedule to fully address this issue will be set forth by our leadership," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told The Hill.
Fleming and Huelskamp filed the resolution on behalf of the entire caucus, which has been pushing for months to impeach Koskinen. Conservatives say he wasn't forthright with documents regarding the agency's scrutiny of conservative nonprofits.
Fleming told The Hill in an interview that the Freedom Caucus hopes that filing a privileged resolution as members leave for recess will help spur momentum as their colleagues meet with constituents. Even if the caucus has to re-file the resolution when the House comes back in September, they think doing so now will keep the topic alive over the next two months.
“I think this puts it squarely on the map at a level that it hasn’t been before,” Fleming said.
When reminded that the House hasn’t voted to impeach a Cabinet official since 1876, Fleming countered that Republican base voters think Congress should be more aggressive with the Obama administration.
“According to our constituents out there, they feel like we don’t do this nearly enough, that we’re not holding members of this administration accountable for what they do and what they don’t do,” he said.