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Rep. Cummings: Boehner Can
Stop GOP Fundraising off
Benghazi ‘Right Now’

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/8/2014 10:37:01 AM

Things got weird yesterday when Trey Gowdy (R-SC), newly appointed chairman of the House of Representatives’ Benghazi Select Committee, told the GOP not to fundraise off of Benghazi even as fundraising emails were going out that hour from National Republican Congressional Committee. Gowdy later reiterated his opposition to using the issue as a fundraising tool, and on Thursday morning, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told a Morning Joe panel that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) needed to tell his caucus to knock it off. “Speaker Boehner can shut this fundraising effort down right now and he should,” Cummings said. “You shouldn’t

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LC Hoghead, 5/8/2014 10:56:18 AM     (No. 9840879)

Clumsy move by Cummings to take the heat off Benghazi and this:

Congressman Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, could be facing an ethics investigation if Cleta Mitchell has her way.

Mitchell — a partner at Foley & Lardner and the legal counsel for True the Vote in its case against the IRS for its targeting of conservative groups — is pursuing Cummings over his conduct in the wider investigation.

“[Cummings] announced within 30 days after the IRS scandal that “Whoops, all this investigation is over, and we don’t need to be doing anything more on that,’ and he has done everything he can do to thwart and obstruct this investigation,” Mitchell said. “And has just been adamant that the investigation needs to end, that this is just a witch hunt, that there’s nothing there, that nobody did anything wrong.”

“In the fall of 2012, True the Vote received a series of letters — eight, nine, 10 page letters from Elijah Cummings out of the blue, conducting what he claimed was ‘his investigation of True the Vote,’” she continued. “Now mind you, the jurisdiction of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee is federal agencies. It is not private citizens’ groups in Houston, Texas.

“Congressman Cummings sent this series of letters demanding all this material and information from True the Vote. This went on for several months, and then he would get on national TV, MSNBC of course, and before the letters had been received by True the Vote he’d be waving these letters around and that he’s conducting an investigation, which of course he has no authority under the House rules to do.”

Mitchell believes that Cummings actions are nothing more than the latest step in a wider attempt by Democratic left to stifle discussion and opposition by the conservatives.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hard Nard, 5/8/2014 11:04:14 AM     (No. 9840893)

Hey Elijah - nice way to deflect attention from your problems regarding the IRS scandal.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/8/2014 11:14:55 AM     (No. 9840913)

Cummings incoherent babble makes one wonders if he survived a botched execution attempt in Oklahoma recently. He is about as close to the Walking Brain Dead as we will ever see.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 5/8/2014 12:20:41 PM     (No. 9840998)

Didn´t Nancy skip the Benghazi vote to go to a fundraiser?

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