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WATCH: Cummings says he was just trying to help

A day after Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings lashed out during an IRS hearing with the House Oversight Committee, Cummings went on MSNBC to say he was only trying to help.

“I was trying to actually help the chairman,” Cummings, who is ranking member of the committee said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“What I was trying to do was to get to allow the attorney to at least provide us with a proffer, that is, to tell us what his clients would have said if she were to testify,” he explained.

Even after Wednesday’s incident, Cummings said he has a “pretty good relationship” with Darrell Issa, the chairman of the committee.