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Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic (Cummings)
BI ^ | 3-5-2014 | Brett LoGiurato

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

Brett LoGiurato
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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1 posted on 03/05/2014 8:09:26 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Give her immunity. That’s the only way.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 8:10:26 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: blam
Darrell Issa angrily adjourns Oversight hearing after Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth
3 posted on 03/05/2014 8:11:29 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
"Do you know who I am?"
4 posted on 03/05/2014 8:11:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: blam

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.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 8:11:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: blam

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.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: blam

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.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 8:12:59 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: blam

I question the timing.

Cummings (LINKED TO THE COVERUP) began his
tirade ... AFTER the committee adjourned.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 8:13:12 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: rktman

This needs to be handled by Boehner. He absolutely needs to remove Cummings from this committee.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 8:13:19 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: skinndogNN

she’ll just cop to everything then....


10 posted on 03/05/2014 8:13:28 AM PST by Homer1
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To: skinndogNN

No. Put her in jail.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 8:14:04 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: blam
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democrat, is constantly DISGRACING HIS RACE every time he opens his mouth, defending the criminals that work for the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF.
12 posted on 03/05/2014 8:14:11 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Diogenesis

Boehner needs to announce an investigation into Cummings’ ties to the coverup.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 8:14:16 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: skinndogNN
Give her immunity. That’s the only way.

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.

14 posted on 03/05/2014 8:14:19 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: skinndogNN

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.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 8:15:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rktman

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.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 8:15:55 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: blam

Cummings is a complete jackass. He’s not just an embarrassment, he’s a traitor.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 8:16:01 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: skinndogNN
What are the odds she'd pull an Oliver North?
18 posted on 03/05/2014 8:16:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: blam; All

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!


19 posted on 03/05/2014 8:16:10 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Yosemitest

“16 years a Congressman”

(and a lifetime of being an idiot)


20 posted on 03/05/2014 8:16:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Different types of immunity, and there still isn’t a guarantee she’ll tell the truth. Google “use” and “transactional” immunity and their implications.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 8:17:01 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Dead Corpse

Just the impressions I’m getting is that he knows that there is some corruption pointing to King Barry and he’s doing everything he can to cover it up.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 8:17:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

the site never loads. no matter what computer i’m on.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 8:17:33 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Looks like another Hank Johnson “Guam will tip over” Democrat to me.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 8:17:45 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: skinndogNN
Give her immunity. That’s the only way.

The president says there is nothing there. DOJ has leaked that there will be no trials. The DOJ investigation is being led by an Obama donor. Why would she want immunity? Sounds like she's already got it.

25 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:11 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: blam

Cummngs - Overfed, overstuffed bloviating twit.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:14 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: MrB

I agree completely.

Issa should subpoena him next for his part in the cover-up.

That’d make his his bug out.

I’d pay to see that. :-)


27 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:25 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: silverleaf

Imagine the electorate in this guys district. Add Jackson-Lee and the guy who thought the island would tip over.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 8:20:48 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: subterfuge

You have to think big picture. What we want is the truth. I don’t care about her, I care about what she knows.

My point, there are bigger fish to fry. Like winning future elections.


29 posted on 03/05/2014 8:21:03 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: blam
Drama for the nightly news.

The best defense is a good offense - the democrats didn't get where they are in DC by being honest & admitting when they are wrong.

30 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: blam

Block and Stop Everything Cummings , MELTS DOWN , LOL , FOOL


31 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:15 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: blam
Cummings said. He continued railing, calling the investigation "un-American."

He's right. These IRS investigations into 501(c)(4)groups, with First Amendment right to free speech, corroborated as the "LAW OF THE LAND" by the SCOTUS in Citizens United, is UN-American.

What an elitist gasbag. 'Do you know who I am'?

32 posted on 03/05/2014 8:22:31 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Yosemitest
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democrat, is constantly DISGRACING HIS RACE every time he opens his mouth,..

I didn't know that "assh0l3" qualified as being a race.

33 posted on 03/05/2014 8:23:34 AM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: skinndogNN

Agreed. If she thinks she’ll go to prison, you offer amnesty in return for full provable cooperation to build a case against those further up the chain.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: blam

“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.”

Doesn’t he mean un-african American?


35 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:23 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: skinndogNN

No. Do that and nobody gets punished for what the IRS is doing.

She waived her rights in the last hearing. Squeeze her.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:32 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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Immediately after Chairman Issa adjourned the hearing,
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings angrily blasted Issa’s efforts.....

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WHO KNEW? The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrats. Other govt agencies were sicced on conservatives---the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, who was harassed on numerous occasions, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.

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DEMS STOOP TO CONQUEUR--order IRS to act (to save their seats)
by Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 2/13/14

Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.

Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.

One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.

“If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s abusing the tax code. And either side."

Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely. Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Shaheen called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c) (4) of the tax code “outrageous.” Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her.

Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.

“That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter,” he said. “There are two things you don’t want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You don’t want secret money, and you don’t want unlimited money, and that’s what we have now.” --SNIP--

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER AT THE VOTING BOOTH

<><> Seven US Senators ask the IRS to “Investigate” political opponents....

<><> Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing patriot Englebrecht....

<><> Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."

37 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:49 AM PST by Liz
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To: blam

It’s too bad Lois Lerner isn’t black, for if she was, they could sell tickets to this circus and make a fortune.


38 posted on 03/05/2014 8:25:07 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: blam
Issa hauled former IRS official Lois Lerner back ...

"Hauled"? Issa "hauled"? If it was a Dem Congressman and a Republican administration official, the story would say "Congressman So-and-so "requested"..."

39 posted on 03/05/2014 8:25:56 AM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: kjam22

“This needs to be handled by Boehner. He absolutely needs to remove Cummings from this committee.”

Depends on your definition of “handled.” Boner has a hard time tying his shoes, so why would you think he has the stomach to “handle” this matter?


40 posted on 03/05/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Yosemitest

How can a clown like that be a ranking member of an oversight committee?


41 posted on 03/05/2014 8:28:18 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: rktman; blam

Didn’t she email everyone last week telling them she was ready to testify ?
Seems to me she should be charged with contempt on that falsehood alone


42 posted on 03/05/2014 8:28:30 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: blam
NO! You "@$wipe" Congressman Cummings; your not a citizen, just sock-puppet from
a Liberal (Marxist Commune) Plantation, much like in the pre-Civil War Amer. South.

43 posted on 03/05/2014 8:28:31 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: blam
.No Just Us..... No Peace!


44 posted on 03/05/2014 8:30:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: JaguarXKE
"Hauled"? Issa "hauled"? If it was a Dem Congressman and a Republican administration official, the story would say "Congressman So-and-so "requested"..."

I caught that too.

45 posted on 03/05/2014 8:30:31 AM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: blam

Who cares what Cummings says or does? He’s a Shill. The Shill’s job is to distract people.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 8:32:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam

Sorry, but can the House not vote to expel him from the committee?


47 posted on 03/05/2014 8:32:51 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: blam

I refuse to waste one minute of my life listening to that old, racist fool.

I was so happy when Issa adjorned the hearing and walked out on him.

I was even happier to learn that Cummings got so maaaaad.

He can GTH and the sooner the better.

I think he’s a total disgrace.


48 posted on 03/05/2014 8:34:50 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: blam

I’m starting to like Issa, he doesn’t seem that he care if he is friends with a rat or the press.


49 posted on 03/05/2014 8:35:01 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: silverleaf
which one, Marxist Cummings or GOP Issa..
begs the question, wasn't Cumming involved w/some illicit
activity, that could have him disbarred from Congress?

50 posted on 03/05/2014 8:37:35 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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