‘Uh, No’ Cummings Says, Asked If He’ll Give Oversight GOPers Subpoena Power

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November 25, 2018 2:18 p.m.

After Republican leadership on the House Oversight Committee spent two years blocking Democrats’ subpoena requests related to the Trump administration and other matters, NBC News’ Chuck Todd had what seemed like an unexpected question for incoming Democratic committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD): “Do you plan on granting your ranking member, whoever it is on the Republican side, subpoena authority?”

“Uh, no,” Cummings replied.

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