Skip to comments.Issa pens scathing letter to Cummings as IRS feud escalates
Posted on 03/14/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
March 14, 2014
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has penned a personal, scathing letter to his Democratic counterpart on the House oversight committee, escalating the public feud between the two high-ranking lawmakers amid the committee's investigation into IRS targeting.
The letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top Democrat on that committee, was obtained by Fox News. In it, Issa countered, point by point, a series of claims that Cummings and two legal experts made earlier this week about whether former IRS official Lois Lerner could be held in contempt for refusing to testify.
Issa went further, effectively accusing Cummings of running interference on behalf of his party and the administration.
"... rather than pursuing the facts where they lead -- which is the function of effective congressional oversight -- you have made yourself an obstacle to effective congressional oversight, in effect, a defense counsel for Lerner and others who acted to deprive Americans of their constitutionally-guaranteed rights," the committee chairman wrote.
In another verbal sting, he continued: "Even though the White House helped orchestrate your ascension to Ranking Member, I have encouraged, and continue to encourage, you to subordinate your political loyalties to the institutional interests of the Committee and the House, especially in cases like this where obstructing the Committee's work risks permanently disadvantaging Congress in its interactions with the Executive Branch." ...
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Issa will make a great President someday.
Frankly, they’re both traitors and idiots. Hope they both go down in flames.
What an ignorant and dishonest boor!
Issa has wasted nearly a year. It was known since the first hearing that the Dems game plan was to make a circus out of the hearings. Now Issa plays right into their plan by beefing with Cummings instead of engaging the obama IRS. What a limp wristed buffoon Issa is.
A useful one.
Elijah Cummings confronts anti-vote-fraud group
A top Democratic lawmaker is going after True the Vote, a prominent conservative anti-vote-fraud group, over concerns that its efforts may adversely impact minority voters.
True the Vote’s Engelbrecht Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Elijah Cummings
Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote who was targeted by the IRS, FBI and other agencies, filed a formal ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Engelbrecht explained her reasoning on Thursday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, accusing the Maryland Democrat of trying to intimidate her by causing the targeting.
Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters with his title on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee stating that he had concerns and felt an investigation should be open on True the Vote.
Issa has obviously never learned why you don’t wrestle with a pig
There it is. Sternly worded letter.
Issa is complicit in Kabuki.
Issa doesn't control whether the House decides on contempt charges. Only idiots who deserve to go down in flames think so.
Trey Gowdy sits on the House Ethics Committee. Hopefully he’ll see to it that Catherine Engelbrecht’s complaint gets a full hearing and vote and isn’t just deep-sixed somewhere.
ANY chance that one day we will again be governed by ADULTS?
and scathing! Don't forget scathing.
I hope Issa used all capital letters in that sternly worded letter.
Elijah really needs to retire, his mind is halfway(?) to the funny farm, maybe more.
You are correct. It’s even more than I ever hoped for. More than I could have ever dreamed!
Note to all Freepers. Scan all news outlets for reports of Dem suicides. This is hugh and SerieZ. A SCATHING letter!
Pretty strong stuff...
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