WATCH: Darrell Issa Cuts Off Elijah Cummings’ Microphone During IRS Hearing

IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment during another Oversight inquest by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). When Issa decided to adjourn the hearings, Cummings protested and insisted Issa had been steamrolling any dissenting opinions in the hearing. But before he could fully voice his objections, Issa, calling to mind a tactic often used by Bill O’Reilly, turned off Cummings’ microphone.

Talk about a paper tiger. Issa has been investigating everything from the IRS non-scandal to practically every time President Obama sneezes without covering his mouth. But when a dissenting opinion from a respected member of Congress requests a few seconds to speak out against his shenanigans, he cuts his mic and runs away. Classy. Brave. Way to show the courage of your convictions, Mr. Chairman.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.