Rep. Cummings to Issa: Stop the “public harassment” of #IRS official

Posted by: ST on July 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm


The Washington Examiner reports that, unsurprisingly, Democrat obstructionist Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is demanding the House Oversight committee stop the “public harassment of an agency head” – IRS Commissioner John Koskinen:

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it “public harassment of an agency head.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted.

“Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away from the day-to-day duties of operating an agency with 90,000 employees, but it also diverts our Committee from conducting responsible oversight on many key areas that traditionally have been part of our jurisdiction,” Cummings said in the letter.

Because how dare Congress demand answers!?

In reality, we know exactly why Cummings wants this inconvenient scandal involving a gross violation of the public’s trust, not to mention numerous violations of federal law, to magically go away. And not just because it could potentially implicate Cummings himself, but also because it’s an embarrassment to this White House at a crucial time during a critical election year. Can’t have any pesky facts be made public about the blatant abuses of power at the IRS, now can we?

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2 Responses to “Rep. Cummings to Issa: Stop the “public harassment” of #IRS official”


  1. Carlos says:

    Yeah, well, if Cummings had any brains AND moxey, and knowing he’s eventually going to be tied to the scandal at least tangentially, he’d get Koskinen working on leaking dirt about every Repub on the committee to the press, and, of course, being the honorable, upright elected officials they are, I’m sure every one of them, starting with Issa, is clean as a whistle.

    THAT would stop every scandal investigation dead in its tracks and keep any more “investigations” from being started in either chamber of Congress.

    And this administration would be more than happy to oblige Cummings with this, I’m sure, because they’re so good at illegal activities like that.

    Right, Mr. My People?

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Cummings is a symptom of a larger pervasive ill among commiecrats. The proper response to vague stabs at detail such as “many key areas” is “Name one.” He cannot, in the same vein that he cannot name an Obhammud success.

    Dimwit dupes like Cummings have a “default setting” in such cases. Any time their lack of substance is exposed they immediately lapse into Bush bashing instead of proclaiming their own merits.

    It is a very dangerous personality which can only build itself up by tearing others down.