Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, IRS Tea Party Targetings, Lois Lerner, Pleading the Fifth
Today’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in which former IRS director, Lois Lerner, was scheduled to testify turned into nothing short of a dog and pony show.
Rep. Darrell Issa asked Lerner several questions, which went unanswered by Lerner who plead the fifth nine times. Clear that the questioning was going nowhere fast, Issa adjourned the meeting at which time, Rep. Elijah Cummings embarked on what appears to be a not so well scripted rant.
Lois Lerner, the IRS figure at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, once again pleaded the Fifth on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In more than 20 minutes of testimony the former director of IRS exempt organizations refused to answer Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on nine different occasions. The hearing also ended with a bit of fireworks between Issa and Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings….
Talk about a dog and pony show. Lerner should be thrown in a prison cell to rot for the duration of her life. Clearly, her presence at today’s hearing was part of the Progressive dog and pony show. Cummings ranted as if he was following a script. Therefore, we can expect the race card to be thrown about and Issa accused of “dissing” a black man because he is black. Yada, yada, yada.