After this episode reached peak stupid Thursday with Democrats idiotically comparing Darrell Issa’s actions to the brutality of Ukraine and Venezuela, the Republican gave Elijah Cummings a call last night to offer an apology. Not that this will do any good with Issa joining the evil Koch brothers as the devil incarnate, but he at least showed he’s man enough to apologize.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for cutting off his microphone during a heated hearing on alleged IRS abuses.
In a telephone conversation Thursday with U-T San Diego, the House Oversight Chairman said, “I could have offered to reopen the hearing and allowed him to make a second statement,” he said. “As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility.”
“Mr. Cummings is a member of Congress who works very hard for his constituents,” he added.
Issa called what happened “an unfortunate incident” and said he and Cummings, the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committe, talked about how they “do a better job going forward.”
“This evening, Chairman Issa telephoned me and apologized for his conduct, and I accepted his apology,” Cummings said in a statement.
Cummings accepted the apology, but that won’t be the end of it. MSNBC has plenty of hours of hate to fill and with the Chris Christie non-scandal petering out they need someone to pile onto.
Not that it’ll ever happen, but Issa apologizing should be a lesson to the angry left, who refuse to ever apologize for anything. To them it’ll be seen as a sign of weakness and they’ll just amp up the abuse. What they desperately need to avoid is the fact that gangster Lois Lerner repeatedly took the Fifth Wednesday, a fact widely overlooked following the Cummings temper tantrum.