Congressional Black Caucus wants Issa stripped of gavel

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It’s the contentious IRS hearing that just won’t go away.

After Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) got into it yesterday, Cummings said today he was just trying to help.

But now, Rep. Marcia Dudge (D-Ohio), the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, wants Issa to be stripped of his gavel, according to The Hill.

She says that when Issa cut off Cummings, it amounted to “an affront to the expectations of the American people.”

The American people have the right to expect that their elected leaders be held to the highest possible standards of conduct. Congressional committee leaders are held to an even higher standard due to their unique positions, Fudge wrote in a letter to Boehner. Congressman Darrell Issa of California abused his authority and therefore must be reprimanded to ensure the dignity of the House of Representatives is preserved.

Fudge also asked Issa to publicly apologize, and he did offer a formal apology to Cummings.

Via The Hill

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