President Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, March 5, 2014.
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“They’ve distorted this man’s good name in an attempt to score points politically and block confirmation of a faithful defender of voting rights, which the Republicans do everything they can not to protect,” said Senator Harry Reid Wednesday, read more here.

Cummings called Issa’s actions “un-American,” watch the confrontation here.

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