The morning after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, Rep. Darrell Issa praised Flynn’s decision as the sign of “an administration that wants to hold itself to a high standard.”
As head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa was aggressive in pursuing President Barack Obama’s actions, most famously in regards to Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service, among a slew of investigations. He’s no longer head of that committee, but Issa so far seems less interested in what President Donald Trump knew about Flynn’s communications with the Russians, and more concerned about how the information was leaked out.
“If there is credible evidence of any wrongdoing of anyone from POTUS on down, of course they need to be followed up, but just because Chuck Schumer says it, doesn’t make it so. … Do I support this president? He is our president and I will try make him a success, will I hold him accountable? Yes,” Issa told Boston Herald Morning Radio.
That was before Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing, in which Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump knew about Flynn’s communications for over two weeks.
Issa’s office didn’t answer my follow-up questions about what sort of accountability Issa would be pushing for, and what questions he will be asking Trump’s administration.
Meanwhile, pressure is growing in the 49th and 50th congressional districts for Issa and Rep. Duncan Hunter to hold town hall meetings with their constituents.
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I'm glad we have Prop. 57 which states that juveniles will not be treated as adults when they commit a crime, but judges can still choose to try them as an adult which is not right. It's been proven that juvenile brains are not fully formed under 18.
Darrell Issa is vulnerable to getting voted out of office in 2018 by a center and slightly center-left new demographic in North County and South Orange County.
He has spent his time in Congress towing the Republican line all the way to the basic issues in California. His newest foray to allay the fears of environmentalists, is investigating how to get rid of the nuclear waste at San Onofre. While this is laudable, this issue does not erase his 100 percent center to middle right Republican stance. He did pushed for Mrs. Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, for example. Public education in California is very strong and DeVos wants to take money away from public schools. And, he really needs to get off the "dump" ACA movement in Congress. ACA works in California. He also needs to get on a comprehensive immigration bill. The Trump ideology doesn't help business in California.