“I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this.... You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. There is absolutely something wrong with that and it is absolutely un-American.”Apparently, Mr. Cummings, a Democrat, has forgotten that it was his party and him included that completely excluded any Republican input into the crafting of the healthcare reform law. Instead, they privately went behind closed doors to develop it. If Cummings thinks that being silenced during a rather small Congressional hearing is un-American then, what about an entire political party being silenced in the passage of ObamaCare? You're living in a glass house Elijah. Don't throw stones.
Cummings has been trying to derail these hearings from day one; and, that's the reason for this latest outburst. It was an attempt to paint the hearings, and Darrell Issa, as being un-American. This kind of anger and tactic merely shows that he is afraid that Issa's pursuits will expose a connection to the IRS Scandal to levels that might go as high as the White House itself. Otherwise, if he truly felt that there were no White House implications, he would just sit back and let the process die on its own. As so many Congressional hearings have done in the past.
Story: Elijah Cummings erupts at Darrell Issa over ‘one-sided, un-American’ IRS probe: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/05/elijah-cummings-erupts-at-darrell-issa-over-one-sided-un-american-irs-probe/