Watch Rep. Issa Explain How 501(c)(4) Groups Work to Democrat Carolyn Maloney

by Greg Pollowitz

Here’s a clip from yesterday’s House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the missing Lois Lerner e-mails where Darrell Issa had to pause the proceedings and explain the tax treatment of 501(c)(4) social-welfare organizations to Democratic congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.):

This is basic stuff. That Representative Maloney doesn’t understand the law is troublesome in and of itself, but that she has an important “oversight” role makes her confusion downright terrifying. 

The entire hearing can be seen here.