It would most certainly seem so. That’s right. The man who has tried to disrupt the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearings on the IRS scandal is one of the very perpetrators of the misconduct. Seems Chair Darryl Issa (R-CA) caught Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in more than just a couple of lies. I posted the other day that Cummings had flat-out lied in July of last year with his tall tale about how the IRS also investigated progressive organizations, which was contradicted directly by sworn testimony from IRS agents.
Well, it would seem Cummings withheld from the Committee the truth about his activities and those of his office, which consisted of actually being the INITIATOR of the illegal IRS scrutiny for at least one conservative group, True the Vote, an organization from Texas looking to prevent voter fraud. Here is the letter sent by Congressman Issa to Cummings:
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Pages 3 and 4 are incredibly damning. Cummings’ office made inquiries identical to those of the IRS. His office had contact with Lois Lerner regarding both the IRS investigation of True the Vote, and that of his office. Issa was more polite than he might have been.
Small wonder Elijah Cummings is disruptive and resentful, with distracting outbursts about the Committee and the investigation being “unconstitutional”, as if he has any knowledge or regard for what is in the document he was sworn to uphold. He was deathly afraid that Issa would find out his involvement. Small wonder also, that Lois Lerner got a few sentences into her testimony before trying to backtrack and plead the 5th.
Cummings, of course, will get a pass from many on the Left and in the media simply because of his skin color. Any criticism of Cummings or questioning his integrity, we are certain to hear. is racially motivated, and all of his critics racist bigots. He will likely have another burst of outrage and will try and insinuate that his treatment is unfair, and it is because he is black, which makes Issa and anyone who caught him in his web of lies simply a racist for mentioning his criminal conduct and lack of honor. He will play the double standard of both race and ideology. In his world, being black makes you invulnerable to criticism, and being a far-left socialist-communist means you may use the power of your office to attack law-abiding political opponents, or refuse to enforce the law against those of your color or your outlook.
Cummings, of course, denies any wrongdoing, merely stating that he doesn’t like organizations that push voter registration. But he has been caught lying, and not just being party to the fabrication of “facts”. It was Elijah Cummings, among others, who was directly involved in the IRS misconduct and the illegal persecution of law-abiding citizens by that same IRS. There are phone records and e-mails to prove it.
Elijah Cummings is a reprehensible, contemptible, corrupt excuse for a man. He should be made to pay back every dime of his salary for this term. He also deserves to stand trial for his criminal lack of integrity, and upon conviction, slip on an orange jump suit and spend the full five years behind bars. Don’t think he is not precisely typical of those in this Administration and the malodorous charlatans that so rabidly support it.
H/T Fran D