Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Political Buzz

Rep. Darrell Issa apologizes for disrespecting Rep. Elijah Cummings

See also

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) offered an apology to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Thursday for the manner in which he ended the hearing on Wednesday concerning the infamous IRS scandal. The Congressional Black Caucus approached House Speaker John Boehner with a resolution on yesterday which called for censorship of the controversial chairman and asked that he be removed from his position as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Elijah Cummings released a statement on yesterday:

“This evening, Chairman Issa telephoned me and apologized for his conduct, and I accepted his apology,” Cummings said. “My sincere hope is that as we move forward, we will respect the opinions of all members of the committee, we will proceed in a deliberate and considered manner to obtain the facts, we will refrain from making accusations that have no basis in fact, and we will seek resolution rather than unnecessary conflict.”

Wednesday was a tenuous day on Capital Hill. News that the Senate had blocked the nomination of the president's choice of Dobe Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department left many in the African-American community distraught. It was also the day that all the former Republican hopefuls for president or vice-president came out to condemn the president for being inept in foreign policy while at the same time praising Russian President Putin as being a decisive leader.

Darrell Issa has made no secret of the fact that his primary purpose as chairman of the Oversight Committee is to find some impeachable offense committed by President Obama that will allow the House of Representatives to execute orders of impeachment against him.

The infamous IRS, and the Bengzahi hearings are clear indications of the chairman's motives. Answers to questions on both those issues have been answered under oath and the matters should have been settled. With the Affordable Care website running smoothly, gutting the act by casting the 50th vote against it seems to be the only stragety left for the opposition party.

Hind sight is 20/20 and Issa appears to have seen the error of his ways. He said in a statement to the San Deigo Tribune:

“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.”

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you like this article you can let Willie know your thoughts by leaving a comment in the comment section below. You can subscribe to Willie's future articles by clicking this "subscribe" link. Willie encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook as well as on Twitter.

Advertisement