Thursday, March 6, 2014

So, Why Was Rep. Elijah Cummings Irritated with Rep. Darrell Issa?

The headline might sound like a joke, because really, why wouldn't Rep. Cummings be irritated with Darrell Issa? Issa is deeply irritating.  But if you didn't see it, on Wednesday, Issa shut out Cummings during a committee hearing, going as far as shutting off his mike, and walking out.

But what was it that Cummings was trying to say? Apparently Cummings was trying to point out Issa's statements on FOX "News" (where Issa is a regular and a hero) had no basis in reality.

Oddly, though many have rightly condemned the treatment given Cummings, Right Wing World is in full swoon. Go figure.


The Fox News Segment That Enraged Congressman Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) during a hearing about the IRS' inappropriate targeting of organizations seeking tax exempt status, specifically criticizing Issa for releasing relevant evidence to Fox News without also providing it to the committee. . .

Read more at: Media Matters

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