Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Modern-day lynching of a black man launched by top Democrats on Capitol Hill

Elijah Cummings questions character of J. Russell George, Treasury’s inspector general: Republicans come to his defense 

From TheHill, "Dems set sights on IRS watchdog":
House Democrats are setting their sights on the Treasury watchdog who investigated the IRS, questioning whether his work left gaps that helped Republicans attack the White House. 
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) released a new memo on Tuesday asserting that — despite GOP suggestions to the contrary — 15 interviews with IRS staffers and thousands of pages of documents did not show any evidence that the agency’s targeting was politically motivated or that the White House was involved... Republicans might have thought twice about “launching their completely unsubstantiated campaign to accuse the White House” if George had handed over all the information at his disposal.
Senator Hatch: Inspector Gen. a "straight arrow"

Response from GOP:
“That’s ridiculous. The guy’s a straight arrow. He was, if anything, very gracious and kind to the Democrats,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), one of the Republicans that Cummings accused of politicizing the controversy, told The Hill. “They’ll use any ploy, any approach, to get this issue off their backs. Because this is an important issue.”
Editor's comment - C'mon. This is really reaching. Anyone who watched the hearings with half-a-brain could see George as a mild-spoken, fair-minded non-partisan. And now Cummings and Co. are going after him for assisting Republicans? Sheesh!

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