Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) explains to Megyn Kelly why he cut off the microphones today, denying ranking Democrat-In-Perpetual-Outrage, Elijah Cummings (D-MD) a forum after former IRS
director Lois Lerner showed up to repeat over and over that she would not answer questions, because, well, you know, she’s pleading the Fifth Amendment — again. The short story is, Cummings asked Issa, before the hearing began, if he could make an opening statement. Issa said there would be no opening statements because this hearing was a continuation of a hearing given months ago — there would be no opening statements. Cummings went into the hearing knowing Issa was NOT breaking Committee Rules and knowing there would be no opening statements, but threw a “hissy fit” anyway, and did it well, as he’s had a lot of practice since the IRS targeting scandal broke, and since Fast and Furious broke, and since our Benghazi Special Mission fell. In the video, Issa explains what he would do differently, if given the opportunity, but last night Cummings said Issa called him and ‘apologized.’ Democrats sat up a show on the House floor with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) calling for Issa’s chairmanship to be revoked, and she said Issa “is a disgrace.” You just can’t make this stuff up. EVERY disgrace is on the left side of the aisle. Issa was bloodied by Republicans for making himself the story and taking eyeballs and ears off of Lois Lerner. Issa’s ‘apology’ statement is below, along with brat-ish Congressman Cummings’ statement of his influential position, which you know, is of much greater import than yours. Video also.
“I am a member of the Congress of the United States. I am tired of this,” ~ Elijah Cummings
“This evening, Chairman Issa telephoned me and apologized for his conduct, and I accepted his apology,” Cummings said…
“I could have offered to reopen the hearing and allowed him to make a second statement,” Issa told the San Diego Union Tribune on Thursday night. “As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility.” Source: Politico