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Cummings Compares Lerner Contempt Vote to McCarthyism

The Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Thursday compared the committee's vote to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress to McCarthyism.

"I cannot cast a vote that would place me on the same page of the history books as Senator Joseph McCarthy," Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., said. "I do not draw that comparison lightly."

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