Skip to comments.Rep. Cummings on Lois Lerner: We Have To Uphold The Constitutional Rights Of Every American
Posted on 05/08/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Let's talk about yesterday. Lois Lerner. Let's stop talking about Benghazi. I think you'd agree with me that we should move on. The House voted yesterday, The New York Times' Jeremy Peters is reporting, to find Lois Lerner in contempt. What's your take on that? You compared it to McCarthyism.
REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD): Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I was talking to somebody else.
SCARBOROUGH: If I have you here, why would I want to talk to anybody else, Elijah?
REP. CUMMINGS: I thought you were talking to Jeremy. Let me say this. Again, this is the first time since the 1950s and '60s that a committee has stripped somebody of their Fifth Amendment right and then at the same time went on to a criminal contempt citation. And this is unprecedented except in the McCarthy era, and even in that era it failed. So, you know, I wonder where we're going here, Joe. It seems as if there has been an effort to -- again, my argument was not that I don't want to hear what Miss Lerner had to say. I really do want to hear it. But you know what? There's something that is more significant than that. And that is upholding the constitutional rights of every single American.
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Good to hear, Elijah! Now, about my Second Amendment rights...
Cummings is such a bald faced POS . It’s almost unbelievable that someone like that can remain in elected office .
Impala64ssa: “legal standing”
Cummings: “Lil things like that dont mean nuthin..this is RACISM pure and simple” .....er well its SOMETHIN wrong I KNOW that!!”
The left is clueless as to how the 5th Amendment privilege is waived in the real world. But, thats just bothersome details. Lerner blew it big time by opening her mouth first.
What a gasbag this guy is. Every time I see him I’m reminded of an mold turn of the century football....an antique football with a mouth.
I hope that the citizens take this seriously and that any citizen that sees Cummings can place him under citizens arrest using any and up to what the feds can use for force. This tyranny against citizens deserves to be hit in the face with maximum force.
OMG, to think I used to live in this asshat’s district. Elijah Cummings is an embarrasment to this country. Certainly SHOULD be an embarrasment to any “person of color” who wants to be taken seriously as a thinking human being and not a stereotype.
Protect the right of every American, rep. cummings? How about Catherine Engelbrecht founder of True the Vote?
I hope this isn’t too “wacist” for FR, but Cummings can always be relied on to don his little snappy red vest and cap and run out to the lawn with his big brass ring when the Plantation Owners need him..
And they call Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom?”
but I thought the Constitution was an evolving document???
I want to know what Cummings real role was in this scandel! INDICT!!!
Yep. Elijah That includes life liberty and ....
Oops guess it would also include the life of those four individual murdered at Bengauzi. What happened to defending their constitutional right to life?
“And that is upholding the constitutional rights of every single American.”
I know 4 who will never get to exercise those rights because of this administration.
“Video at link. How refreshing to hear someone like Rep Cummings accuse someone of that old standby McCarthyism, instead of pulling out the race card yet again /s. Besides, if Lois Lerner kept her big mouth shut at the last hearing, she would have legal standing to invoke the 5th. “
How could he have played the race card? Lois Lerner is not Black. At least not as far as one can see . As you point out, she did it to herself. She thought as an uber-Liberal she could sidestep the Constitution, get up on her soapbox and then take the 5th. I know it’s not going to happen, but it would be nice to see her sitting in jail for a few months. She could call in Martha Stewart and they could make cookies for the other inmates.
She has no legal standing to invoke the Fifth in any case. She was being questioned about her actions as a government official; that is, as an employee of the branch of government that pays the bills, the House.
LOL! There is nothing sadder than a black man stuck on the plantation.
Who in their right mind listens to this buffoon!
Indeed. and they certainly didnt choose to sacrifice thier very lives.... to support tyrants and traitors
A more despicable racist I have yet to hear...Oh wait...
Research his constituency and you’ll understand just “who.”
It’s to bad no one has asked ole master race baiter how he feels about the rights of The founder of True the vote that was harassed repeatedly by multiple federal agencies and one particularly ignorant member on the House from Maryland ?
Instead he’s foaming at the mouth about Louis Lerner attempting to game the system.
IMHO, Cummings is a senile old man. He needs to retire and let those of sound mind do this politics stuff.
This slug belongs in a jail cell. Why, when documented evidence of congressmen lying in committee, is there not even a censure vote?
Bonehead scared of being called waaaaycist. Either that or getting a swirly from James Clyburn in the capitol bathrooms.
Let’s stop talking about slavery. I think you’d agree with me that we should move on.
Eli talking jibberish.
I think Rep. Cummings is confused between “uphold” and “hold up.” /S
OK, Cummings, fess up. We all know you’re too stupid to come up with talking points. Who told you to say this?
I heard cummings speaking of the House select subcommittee on unAmerican activities ..about 2 days ago. He involked McCarthey ..Only McCarthy was a Senator, not a congressman.
Judging from the results of an image search on old Joe, it's looking like the 'tards are dusting that one off to use on Ted Cruz.
Time for Lois to come clean to Congress and/or go to the can.
You are right. She opened her mouth, made a statement, and then tried to claim 5th Amendment protection. Trey Goudy, experienced prosecutor, recognized it immediately and brought it to the chairman’s attention. I would expect the liberal press to continually beat its meme that when Lerner made her statement it was not her intent to also waive her 5th Amendment rights.