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Darrell Issa Accuses Elijah Cummings Of Slander, Cummings Says Issa Is Being "Un-American"

A testy committee hearing.

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House Oversight ranking member Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings did not take kindly to Darrell Issa ending a hearing investigating the IRS target of conservative groups. Cummings called it "absolutely un-American."

For this, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa accused him of slander.

Cummings then said he had "only in this committee" seen a chairman say to "shut it down" and end a hearing abruptly.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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