Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) threatened to “physically remove” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) from a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing in May 2008. This is pertinent because Issa is now the chair of the committee and on Wednesday, adjourned a continuing hearing attempting to question Lois Lerner. Rep. Elijah Cummings threw “a hissy fit,” and Issa ended up apologizing later in the day, although Issa told Megyn Kelly he did not break House Committee rules, and further said that the outrage was staged [paraphrased]. Our tendency to apologize in the face of the disrespect of arrogant, flagrant, publicity-seeking progressive politicians is almost as appalling as the Democrats-in-perpetual-outrage. The Waxman video is below. See Megyn Kelly and Issa here with the details of Elijah Cummings’ “hissy fit.”
After Waxman ranted and gaveled like he was fighting demons, Issa says the “rules of the House call for an alternating five minutes. At what time does the Chairman speak and ask these questions?”
The chair has the prerogative to pursue for the record a clarification.” ~ Henry Waxman
ISSA: “Where in the rules is that stated? Could I see a copy of the rules that allow…”
At 2:37 in the video Waxman looked at Issa and said, “I will have you physically removed from this meeting if you don’t stop,” and then Waxman continued to break the rules.
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