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)
Different types of immunity, and there still isn’t a guarantee she’ll tell the truth. Google “use” and “transactional” immunity and their implications.
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.
the site never loads. no matter what computer i’m on.
Looks like another Hank Johnson “Guam will tip over” Democrat to me.
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.
Cummngs - Overfed, overstuffed bloviating twit.
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. :-)
Imagine the electorate in this guys district. Add Jackson-Lee and the guy who thought the island would tip over.
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.
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.
Block and Stop Everything Cummings , MELTS DOWN , LOL , FOOL
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'?
I didn't know that "assh0l3" qualified as being a race.
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.
“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?
No. Do that and nobody gets punished for what the IRS is doing.
She waived her rights in the last hearing. Squeeze her.
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.
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 theyre 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 theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats 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 thats exactly what were 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 dont want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You dont want secret money, and you dont want unlimited money, and thats what we have now. --SNIP--
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."
It’s too bad Lois Lerner isn’t black, for if she was, they could sell tickets to this circus and make a fortune.
"Hauled"? Issa "hauled"? If it was a Dem Congressman and a Republican administration official, the story would say "Congressman So-and-so "requested"..."
“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?
How can a clown like that be a ranking member of an oversight committee?
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
I caught that too.
Who cares what Cummings says or does? He’s a Shill. The Shill’s job is to distract people.
Sorry, but can the House not vote to expel him from the committee?
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.
I’m starting to like Issa, he doesn’t seem that he care if he is friends with a rat or the press.