Darrell Issa Has Time for One Last Fake Scandal


Grand Inquisitor Darrell Issa only has a limited amount of time left as the chairman of the Oversight Committee, but he intends to spend it on one last fake scandal.

Darrell Issa is diving into “Grubergate” — a conniption centered around an irrelevant man who said some words.

Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Gruber on Thursday, about two weeks after videos surfaced in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor suggested that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress pass the Affordable Care Act. [...]

The hearing will take place Dec. 9, the last week of the lame-duck Congress, in what would likely be the outgoing chairman’s last Oversight hearing.

The legacy of Darrell Issa is turning the Oversight Committee into a political sideshow that will never be taken seriously again even under new leadership. He spent four years chasing the political shadows and ghosts of Solyndra, Fast and Furious, the IRS, Benghazi, and the Obamacare website. He has virtually nothing to show for the last four years of fucking that chicken. He never found the impeachment he was looking for.

Issa also invited the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to attend his hearing, but neither Marilyn Tavenner or Jonathan Gruber are obligated to attend it. I’d encourage them both to tell Issa to go get fucked.