The House Oversight and Investigations Committee hearing Monday into missing emails related to the IRS’s scandal got heated after Democratic Rep. John Tierney accused Republican members of the committee of disrespecting IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
“Mr. Koskinen, good evening and thank you for being here,” Tierney said. “I don’t think I have seen a display of this kind of disrespect in all the time I have been in Congress. It is unfortunate that anyone would be subjected to it.”
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa then cut off Tierney “I would caution all members not to characterize the intent or the character of your fellow members here.”
“But it’s fair game to question the integrity of the witness,” interjected Koskinen.
“The rules of the House speak to questioning the integrity of members,” Issa added.
- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency a week after a deadly terror attack on a beach hotel.
- Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to make it to British territory.
- It took a while, but an English national soccer team has finally defeated Germany in a major tournament. England took third place with a 1-0 win over the top-ranked German team in the FIFA Women's World Cup ⚽️
- Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America tournament. It's the first ever trophy for Chile in the 99 years of the Copa ⚽️