Re "Democrats lose bid to punish GOP lawmaker," March 6

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) pulled another right-wing Republican stunt while pretending to examine the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups. He continuously browbeat an IRS official and then abruptly adjourned the meeting, refusing to let Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) speak, and then turned off the microphone and left the room.

But since no one listens to Issa anyway, Cummings had an opportunity to say something — and everyone was listening. He promptly put Issa's hearings in their place as a do-nothing waste of taxpayer money.

Hallelujah.

Steve Baker

Los Angeles

If the House committee hearing to determine whether the IRS acted inappropriately is so "one-sided," as alleged by Cummings, why doesn't the agency's former director of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division just tell Issa's committee what the facts are?

Gregory Polito

Whittier

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