Here’s the latest attempt by Democrats to make Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, and not Tea Party targeter Lois Lerner, the issue in the IRS scandal.
You’ll remember, Lerner on March 5 invoked the Fifth Amendment during her second appearance before the panel, prompting Issa to shut down the hearing. Ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said he had a “a procedural question.” When it became clear that what Cummings actually had was a political statement, Issa cut his mike.
I wonder if the whole thing wasn’t staged to provoke a backlash against Issa. The backlash has included charges that Issa is racist because he was failing to let a black man – Cummings – speak.
Dems, certainly not caring about any particular principles or who might get tarred as a racist, staged an anti-Issa rally on the floor Thursday, complete with iPads, probably knowing full well they’d be asked to shut them off, which they were.