Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
House Democrats are pissed and want Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to be stripped of his chairmanship of the oversight committee after he shut off Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) mic during Wednesday's IRS hearing.
A House oversight hearing about the IRS scandal today was supposed to be Chairman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) moment in the spotlight. But he was completely upstaged by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat, leading Issa to cut off his microphone and adjourn the hearing. We have the video and story here.