The regime has turned the Internal Revenue Service in a partisan democrat attack machine. In turn Obama donor and appoints head of the IRS John Koskinen has shown himself to be either corrupt or incompetent. Yet Representative Elijah Cummings (MD – 7) ranking member of the House Oversight Committee has taken to protecting Koskinen, via Ed Morrissey, Hot Air:

Elijah CummingsRep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted.

“Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away from the day-to-day duties of operating an agency with 90,000 employees, but it also diverts our Committee from conducting responsible oversight on many key areas that traditionally have been part of our jurisdiction,” Cummings said in the letter.

Reax, Morrissey:

Despite the fact that Oversight can’t get a straight answer that sticks out of the IRS and hard drives are failing at a high rate among Lerner associates, Cummings wants the committee to stop picking on Mr. No Apologies:

The same IRS which demands that you keep all your tax records a full seven years is itself incapable of keeping emails six months. Yet evidently, Cummings was told to argue that this is somehow acceptable, for a democrat.