Elijah Cummings admits he doesn’t know fellow committee member’s name


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The Daily Caller:

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee doesn’t know all of his own committee members’ names.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings admitted in Wednesday’s oversight hearing on the IRS missing emails scandal that he hasn’t bothered to reach across the aisle to learn his fellow committee members’ names.

“Mr. Chairman, you, uh-,” Cummings said. “This has been very interesting because one member on your side, the gentleman, I don’t know his name, said that the man was under investigation…”

I guess Cummings was too busy exchanging emails with Lois Lerner about the conservative groups being targeted by the IRS to actually learn his colleague’s name.

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  1. Elijah Cummings is nothing but an apologist for the Obama administration. I have never seen him add any comment of worth in these investigations except to say that the Republicans are being mean.

  2. However there is still the questions that always remains. How did him and many of his ilk get elected?

    Hank Johnson – Guam tipping over?
    Joe Biden – His gaffes are endless

    It doesn’t matter if they are Democrats or Republicans, men or women, the voters keep electing dummies on a routine basis.