Rep. Cummings Goes Off, Apologizes to IRS Head for Putting Him Through ‘Hell’

Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings took a few minutes during Monday night’s IRS hearing to apologize to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for putting him through “hell” by subjecting him to a politically-motivated hearing instead of one concerned with the facts. He opened by saying, “I thank you from the depths of my heart.”

Cummings got emotional as he thanked Koskinen and went off on the GOP, saying, “Some of the statements that have been made here today make it look like, you know, you’re just coming up here, trying to fool people, when under Republican and Democratic administrations, you have been highly regarded.”

Cummings scolded his fellow committee members and got angrier as he continued.

“I appreciate you coming into this institution, giving it the best you’ve got, and then having to come in here and go through this hell!”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN 2:

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