WATCH: Cummings Responds to Corruption Scandal Between Him and His Wife

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, denounced the recent complaint filed with the IRS against his wife, and the allegations that she may have violated tax codes and ethics laws.

Cummings said the allegations were a “baseless distraction” which he suggested were politically motivated, brushing off questions with “We released a statement already, thank you.”

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said conservatives “are pushing a hit piece filled with faulty research, lies, and innuendo in an attempt to tarnish my personal reputation, as well as that of my spouse,” in a recent statement.