Skip to comments.Politics: Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings loses his mind after Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth
Posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Moments ago, embattled ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner appeared before Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee. She was supposedly there to answer questions about the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. You may remember that President Obama has dismissed this entire scandal because he claims there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" involved.
That's weird, because Lois Lerner promptly invoked her rights under the 5th Amendment and refused to answer any questions. For the record, the 5th Amendment is the one that deals with not offering testimony that might incriminate yourself. You'd think that would be hard to do if the President's "not a smidgen" claim was true.
Anyway, there was no surprise here. Everyone expected that - without immunity - this was exactly what Lerner would do. The interesting part came after she clammed up and a visibly frustrated Issa adjourned the hearing.
It seems ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings had planned on doing some of his patented "inane grandstanding," and Issa derailed his intentions. Cummings would not be denied. First, he tried to pretend that he had a legitimate question, but then immediately launched into his standard set of rambling talking points. So, Issa dismissed everyone in the room and cut the power to Cummings' microphone.
This triggered a meltdown that rivalled the Fukushima reactor. Seriously. Cummings completely lost it.
"I AM A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," He bellowed. "AND I AM TIRED OF THIS!!!"
The video appears below. You're going to love it.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Let’s not kid ourselves. This was all staged to turn what should be a huge Dem liability into a racial issue. “Look how Issa is disrespecting the black Congressman!!!!”
Cummings lost his mind a long time ago.
Dude lost his mind long before this.
Cummings is just part of the criminal thug mob. Evil bastard creating a distraction from the real story. Lerner has engaged in criminal conduct. On behalf of whom. you ask. Obviously the One.
They are assuming Cummings had a mind to begin with
Elijah has a habit of this, he’s not the chairman and he’s often off his meds.
Cummings is tied by emails to the coverup.
Either the crooks go to jail soon, or ...
Rush called him Stonewall Cummings today.
Writer is assuming that Cummings ever had a mind in the first place. He’s from Maryland where a “mind” is hindrance to elected office. Just look at the leftist, authoritarian Democrats they have elected to office in the past few years, starting with Marxist O’Malley and working your way down the food chain to the ground slugs.
Who’s going to press charges? Where? In which court?
You cannot lose something you NEVER ever had.
Isn’t one required to have a mind BEFORE one could lose their mind?
Am I missing something, here?
Video right here -
Do you think Boehner is going to appoint a select committee to investigate Lois Learner or Hillary Clinton?
Fat freaking chance! They are all so crooked none of them dare buck Obama.
Obama's blackness is a magic spell that causes our politicians to wet and our media to worship.
Turn your eyes to the Ukraine and witness our future: tyranny, terror and tribulations.
Not proud to say that Cummings represents the district in which I live. I have been accused of being too critical of him in the past, including on FR. I take none of it back.
He does this stupid crap for the low information voters..... the black voters in particular see this as sticking it to the man. Or as a black man being denied his rights by whitey
He just had one more question to axe. But he didn’t axe it.
Watergate Cummings has a nice ring to it, too.
As I watched Cummings contrived rage it occurred top me Cummings is a registered (card carrying) Progressive Socialist. If I recall correctly Lee Harvey Oswald was also a socialist traitor making believe he was a loyal American. Never trust any registered socialist. They are looking for America’s downfall.
His incoherent grandstanding gets him votes. He’s playing to the idiots who elect him time after time
Taze him. He was totally out of control. No member of congress should be allowed to act like such an ass, not even a black one. He should be expelled.
Cummings sole motivation on the committee is to aid and abet the stonewalling however he can. He does not want damning evidence presented.
Issa cut the microphone off on him while he was ranting...classic!
Elijah Cummings and his hateful racist counterpart John Lewis are examples of being in the right place at the right time. Their honest and brave efforts during the civil rights movement catapulted them into careers (and riches) they could never have dream of.
Cummings is under investigation. For using official House committee stationary to demand access to documents from Tea party orgs. And personally going to one tea party group organizers place of business and demanding access.
He attempted to be Obama’s jack booted intimidator. His attempted coverup has failed and his master is not happy.
It’s an act to distract.
Thanks Tolerance Sucks Rocks.
Don’t talk to the police.
I think we're all sick and tired of the race card being played for everything under the sun.
“”We’re adjourned. Close it down.”
Elijah Cummings .... another caring individual, and proud member of The Democratic Socialist Party of America.
Why hasn’t this Communist been removed from office?
IMHO, once you have signed on the dotted line, and become a listed member of either The Socialist Party, or The Communist Party, you have affirmed that you are a traitor to the founding principles, and founding documents of this nation.
Lucky you. I only have to spend 9 hours a day in that moron’s district.
How better to divert attention from the explosive content of the emails Issa quoted from in trying to get Lerner to testify - “The Tea Party business is dangerous”, “this should be taken away from the Cincy people”, “I want to have a second look at the (Rove) pac material” - she’s afraid for her life? - it isn’t Republicans who want her gone.....
How can he lose his mind? He never had one to begin with.
Cummings would make a good comrade over in Today’s South Africa. He would fit in just fine. He blew his top because someone got between him and the TV cameras. Darryl Issa.
Cumming had been savoring for days his upcoming moment in the sun but Issa shut it down
“I AM A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” He bellowed. “AND I AM TIRED OF THIS!!!”
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MR CUMMINGS & YOUR GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES:
“I AM A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND I AM TIRED OF THIS $HITE”
“SINCE YOU ARE AN ELECTED MEMBER OF CONGRESS, YOU AND THE REST OF YOU SO CALLED ‘PUBLIC SERVANTS’ ARE ON OUR PAYROLL AND ALL WE ASK IS YOU DO YOUR JOB”
Oh, that's funny!
Cummings is a racist blowhard
He is a disgrace to the state of Maryland
Cummings has a mind? Didn’t know that. I’ve certainly never seen any evidence that would suggest that he does. /racism
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