Skip to comments.Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic (Cummings)
Posted on 03/05/2014 8:09:26 AM PST by blam
Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic
Mar. 5, 2014, 10:26 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, flipped out at Republican Chairman Darrell Issa during a hearing on the IRS' targeting of certain conservative groups Wednesday morning.
Issa hauled former IRS official Lois Lerner back before the committee Wednesday morning as part of his ongoing investigation into the IRS' scrutiny of certain conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.
Lerner, as expected, invoked her right to plead the Fifth Amendment in the investigation, as she had when she testified last year. After she pleaded the Fifth Amendment, Issa adjourned the hearing, saying he saw "no point in going further."
Cummings was not ready for the hearing to end. He began shouting, and Issa cut off his microphone. After he convinced Issa to let him ask a question, Cummings began screaming into the microphone again at which point Issa shut off his microphone for a second time.
Congressional Democrats at the hearing shouted, "Shame! Shame!" as Issa shut off Cummings' microphone.
"I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this!" Cummings said. He continued railing, calling the investigation "un-American."
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Give her immunity. That’s the only way.
All Cummings was trying to do was give the Slowest Lerner a chance to editorialize after pleading the 5th. Issa was right to shut them down.
The shame is that the whole “hearing” was pretty much silent from lois lerner. As to cummings, SDSU. That was a waste of time and effort. They could have just sent a video from the first go around.
Issa was right to shut it down. Cummings is not in charge and has to learn that - dumbass should already know it from all the times Democrats rode roughshod over Republicans when they were in charge. He seems to think his being black affords him some special privilege.
I question the timing.
Cummings (LINKED TO THE COVERUP) began his
tirade ... AFTER the committee adjourned.
This needs to be handled by Boehner. He absolutely needs to remove Cummings from this committee.
she’ll just cop to everything then....
No. Put her in jail.
Boehner needs to announce an investigation into Cummings’ ties to the coverup.
GIVE HER A CELL WITH A COMFORTABLE MATTRESS! The woman is a criminal that through her efforts affected a national election. She deserves to be prosecuted.
Yes, they should already have given her immunity and let her testify behind closed doors then get her a passport to Tahiti. She’s probably scared to death she’s going to get Kacked. She probably will.
I wonder if an obviously over middle aged Lerner can tough it out in jail like Bill Clinton’s little poodle, Susan MacDougal. She spent years in jail and wouldn’t give slick up for nothing, even when her husband, James MacDougal (ala Arkansas’s White Water debacle) died suspiciously.
I hope someone gets to that beatch Lerner and tells her all about what real jail is.
Cummings is a complete jackass. He’s not just an embarrassment, he’s a traitor.
1.) What did the next Speaker of the House, Trey Gowdy, say at the hearing or to reporters?
2.) Why are we surprised that RINO Obamacrat Issa was surprised? DUH!
“16 years a Congressman”
(and a lifetime of being an idiot)