Skip to comments.Issa apologizes, skirts censure Vista rep says he has personally apologized for cutting
Posted on 03/06/2014 9:10:49 PM PST by Nachum
A chastened Rep. Darrell Issa says he has apologized to a fellow senior lawmaker for abruptly cutting off his microphone during a hearing Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Issa, R-Vista, said he made a personal apology on Thursday to the man he silenced, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
Mr. Cummings is a member of Congress who works very hard for his constituents, he said.
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Get over it.
Issa should be next to go. Don’t think for a moment that Cummings wouldn’t have done the same thing if he had had the gavel and he damn sure wouldn’t have apologized for it.
The stench of Republican weakness is overpowering. And all too familiar.
His usefulness is nil. GOPe opportunity lost time and time again.
” - - - The resolution called for sanctioning Issa for the offensive and disrespectful manner in which he conducted the hearing on Capitol Hill. The resolution failed on a vote of 211-186 as House Republicans refused to back it. - - - “
Good for the RINOs.
BTW, when was the last time that a House RINO demanded that a House Democrat be censured?
“WELL, - - - - that’s to long!”
Cummings may as well have the chairmanship. Issa is a damned disgrace and with any luck his constituents will primary the dolt and send him packing.
He has proven to be utterly worthless at every turn. This is pathetic, but sadly it is totally predictable. In fact I predicted Issa would be apologizing within a week and wouldn’t do a damn thing to Lerner. So far I’m batting 500 and it’s only been one day.
They are the weakest Republicans in memory.
I wonder if the new kids on the block, Cruz-Rubio-Paul and potentially Christie, will do any better.
The bastard was out of order. No apology. End of story.
I thought this must me from Semi-Satire or the Onion?
As usual, the republicans act civil while the democrats roll them. Can they ever, ever back anything up?
Gowdy WANTS Issa’s job. Jordan wants to help him get it.
How do we get Gowdy Issa’s job? Does Boehner have to be approached to do it? I am ignorant on committe assignments, etc.
Issa expressed himself well on Meagan Kelly’s program.
The republicans must keep their testicles in a jar on the night stand like dentures.
It’s ALL theater for public consumption. What Issa attempted to placate we Conservatives and what Cummings did to create a manufactured firestorm to get rid of Issa altogether and cow the GOP Judenrats even further.
Issa was NEVER supposed to get close to having the truth made public. Not that Obama’s Praetorian media would have reported it anyway.
We The People have no civil recourse to stop this implementation of tyranny and we have NO representation in the Federal Beast save a very brave few.
Boner needs to be retired; Issa to spend more time clipping coupons.
Not one of my favorites, but he went over big at the Conservative Conference today.
I live in Vista and I’m embarrassed that he is so thin skinned.
This is not a weak Republican.
This is not an ineffectual Republican.
This is a COMPLICIT Republican.
So it’s a popularity contest not about principals?
Dear Mr. Cummings.
I am sorry you are a bloviating racist clown. I am sorry you throw tempervtantrums like a 13 year old girl. I am sorry you don’t know how to shut your mouth.
“Issa should be next to go.”
Yes, and give the Chairmanship to Trey Gowdy. We need a man of principle who has been a prosecutor to run these hearings.
Here's the meat of the apology from Issa:
I could have offered to reopen the hearing and allowed him to make a second statement, he said. As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility.
While no House or committee rules were broken, Issa said its his responsibility when a committee member is upset.
In other words, "I'm sorry that I was having such a bad day and was so frustrated and angry by the Lerner scam perpetrated on us yet again, that I forgot for a minute that I'm a Republican, and I let my behavior sink so low that it almost sank to the level of the very best-behaved Democrats. We Republicans are better than that. We can afford to gavel open a closed meeting for another 10 minutes so that a democRAT bomb-thrower can rant and rave under cover of a Lie that he's just trying to ask a procedural question. Of course they never bend over backwards for us like that, but their very nature makes them incapable of doing that."
Hey Issa, cash out now, the Republic is going down and you helped you POS!
“Just tried to send him an email. I’m not in his district.”
NO PROBLEMO! Just pick a Zip Code in his district ( the city too, but it usually doesn’t matter) and it will go right through. I write to Cornyn in Texas to express my displeasure, and I use a Texas Zip with the town of Swollen Groin, Tx and I get replies.
good grief. we’re the pussy party.
Yes, Boehner is the puppet master behind everything, the lobbyist money, the committee assignments, the failure to enforce or appoint a special prosecutor.
There is a chain of command in the republican House and Boehner is at the head.
Issa apologized because he knows Boehner will come after him on it.
Issa will not throw Lerner in the Congressional jail because he knows Boehner will not allow it.
Boehner himself appears compromised either by powerful financiers and their power brokers on K Street, or Obama’s people and their Chicago Way tactics.
Someone knows who controls Boehner and so far they are not telling.
Dog and Pony Show. Very Bad Theater.
I would be shocked if Lerner, or anyone else, is ever held to account.
Issa is a 'GOPe 'tard.
Ditto. This is why Republicans can’t win any battles with Democrats.
Yup. I remember getting attacked for saying similar some time back. A few of us did actually. Not like we were psychic to see the obvious.
Wonder when the ‘No matter what’ wing of FR is going to admit the reality before their eyes and get on the road to fixing this mess.
It apppears to be the Chamber of Commerce and their demands for Amnesty.
Pity, indeed. Elijah Cummings is a racist street thug who tarnishes the memory of Dr. King on which he rode to power.
We have to be EXACTLY like Democrats.
We can't be afraid of using minority powers in committees. We can't be afraid of the spectacle, because of what others might say about it.
We can't be afraid of hurling the charge, just because we can't prove it.
Notice that the coverage is not about Lerner, it's about Cummings and Issa. That's what Cummings wanted when he made his outburst. Even if he didn't get to say what he wanted, he wanted to keep the story from being about Lerner -- and he succeeded.
That's what Republicans have to be unafraid to do. Use arrogance and spectacle to control the narrative.
Issa could have trumped Cummings by calling for the Sergeant At Arms to hold Lerner, right then and there. That would have been spectacle that controlled the media story.
If the roles were reversed, Cummings would have done it reflexively. Republicans would have anguished over it for days and weeks.
How much more Kabuki theater can we take?
Hopefully not much more. It is disgusting.
To have Issa do all the right moves today/yesterday only to back down...disgraceful and disgusting. I am too appalled to express myself properly.
Not a surprise. Issa isn’t much of a streetfighter.
Issa falls for an Alinsky trick.
RULE 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
That is not showing leadership.
Christie the Obama hugger? That was a joke, right?
Look up a zip code in His district. That has worked for me.
He also could have trumped Cummings by allowing him to speak and let people actually hear how he speaks.
Issa better start GROWING A PAIR!!! He is almost WORTHLESS in these “investigations”!!
Issa has pulled defeat from the jaws of victory time and time again.