Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is a Congressional Black Communist who came unhinged during a House Oversight Committee hearing today. However, instead of joining forces with Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to demand the truth from former IRS Official Lois Lerner, Cummings became outraged at Issa for not allowing him to talk.
Intentionally lost on Cummings is the fact that the reason he was not permitted to talk was because Lerner again invoked the fifth amendment, after which Issa adjourned the hearing. It’s worth noting that as Cummings ranted, photographers began focusing on him; he was making himself the spectacle instead of leaving it where it belonged – on Lerner. If you ever need a true example of a U.S. Congressmen ceding his power to the Executive Branch, Cummings does it in the exchange below.
This is exemplified by Lerner’s behavior after Issa told her she could go. She didn’t; she remained seated almost as as a show of support for Cummings, who is obviously running interference for her and the administration.
After making an opening statement, Chairman Issa asked Lerner several questions, to which she responded she would not answer because she was invoking her fifth amendment right, despite the committee’s ruling that she waived that right last May 22nd. It’s possible that the committee will take up the issue of contempt of Congress as a result of Lerner’s non-compliance with the that ruling.
Issa obviously continued asking Lerner questions despite her unwillingness to answer them because he wanted them on the public record. However, not one question dealt with the 501(c)(3) status granted to Malik Obama via Lerner’s department. There was a whole host of questions Issa could have chosen along this vein that would have been on the public record as well. There is no amount of screaming and ranting Cummings could have done that would have stolen the spotlight from the explosiveness of those questions.
Instead, Issa missed a golden opportunity and Cummings stole the spotlight with his petulant and adolescent behavior, replete with communist tactics.
The above video has been pulled down from the Oversight YouTube page. Here is one that is a bit shorter, via WFB:
Here is the real IRS scandal: