March 5, 2014 12:40 pm -

Elijah Cummings was incensed that Democrats were not permitted to respond after damning questions from Issa to Lois Lerner, who once again pleaded the Fifth.

“We’re adjourned. Close it down,” Issa said.

“I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America. I am tired of this!” Cummings fumed, with his mic turned off. “You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. There is something absolutely wrong with that. It is absolutely un-American.”

“I gave you an opportunity to ask a question, you had no question,” Issa responded, even as Cummings was insisting he had a question.

Cummings, speaking after Issa had told staffers to shut things down, suggested Issa did not want to hear from the other side.

“Chairman, what are you hiding?,” Cummings said.

That prompted a tart jibe from Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). “He’s taking the Fifth, Elijah,” Connolly said.

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