House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa joined Megyn Kelly Thursday night to react to the uproar over him cutting off Elijah Cummings‘ mic during a contentious IRS hearing, saying that accusations he was “racist” are just “beneath response.”
Issa suggested Cummings’ outburst was a “pre-staged event,” but Kelly asked, “Who cares? Let him have his couple of minutes to rip on you! You’re a big guy, you can take it!” He acknowledged that in hindsight, he might have let Cummings rant, but it’s completely unjustified for any member of Congress to try and get his chairmanship revoked over the incident when it was Cummings who, in Issa’s words, “had quite a hissy fit.”
Issa said, “We’re all human, it was a long day,” and at the end of it, “he wasn’t denied any due response.” He also noted how Democrats never tried to hold anyone accountable when they ran the House.
The Kelly interview was pre-taped, so it’s unclear whether it was before or after this interview that Issa said he apologized to Cummings for his actions.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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