Congress Ethics

Darrell Issa is an Ethics Nightmare and a Coward

Watch House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa (R-CA) rudely cut off and condescend Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee.

In the video above, Issa cuts Cummings’ microphone off around the one minute mark and then again at the two minute mark (GIF), and then Cummings really let him have it.

Issa is an irresponsible and unaccountable suit so rather than face the music he walked out out of the committee hearing.

And then he cried to reporters.

After walking out, Issa defended his actions to reporters, saying that Cummings intended to “make a speech.” “He was talking into a mic in an adjourned meeting,” Issa said. “He was actually slandering me at the moment that the mics did go off by claiming that this had not been a real investigation.”

It’s not slander if it’s true, and if Issa thinks the truth is slander then he ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

If the Ethics Committee weren’t also controlled by Republicans who are just as incapable and corrupt as he is, Issa would be thrown out of Congress.

Issa has leaked incomplete and misleading reports to the media, he’s simply made shit up when it was convenient, and he’s wasted tens of millions of dollars chasing fake scandals and he has absolutely nothing to show for any of it.

Solyndra. Fast and Furious. Benghazi. The IRS.

Where are the results? Where’s the smoking gun? Where is Issa’s white hood?