8:39 PM PT – Sun. Nov. 25, 2018
The man who’s expected to be the next Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee responds to republicans.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today, Representative Elijah Cummings announced he will not be giving subpoena powers to the Committee’s ranking minority member, a republican.
The Maryland democrat previously served as ranking minority member and was not allowed to issue subpoenas.
However, with his new authority, Cummings says he doesn’t plan to abuse his powers, and added “we’re going to be very careful with issuing subpoenas…” to make sure it’s done with “integrity.”
Cummings also said he already had a list of dozens of subpoenas he plans on issuing which could focus on a number of topics, including drug prices and voting rights.