Oversight’s Rep. Darrell Issa Dissed For His Trigger Finger

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As Fox reports, the Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings challenged the Chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, saying that he adopted an “accuse, then prove” approach to the recent investigations by the committee.

Except for Darrell Issa’s calling Jay Carney a “paid liar” which was unwise and a reticence to release more information from the investigation to the public, I have found Rep. Issa to be methodical, consistent, relatively reserved given the potential gravity of the investigations, and honorable.

Rep. Cumming’s assertion sounds like a good attack, but we must remember that key witnesses have pleaded the fifth or not been willing to honestly and fully answer questions relating to the scandals: Barack Obama himself (where was he and what was he doing during the Benghazi attack?), Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Douglas Shulman, and Lois Lerner. We have learned the most from whistleblowers: Greg Hicks, Mark Thompson, Eric Nordstrom, and Edward Snowden. It is difficult to keep asking the same questions without drawing the conclusion that the mistakes and corruption must be at the top when senior officials keep their lips buttoned, either by pleading the fifth, subverting, obfuscating, explaining your 170+ visits to the White House by citing the yearly Easter Egg Roll (and you’re no older than 50), etc.

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