Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa Slams Obama Administration as 'One of the Most Corrupt' Ever — Plans Aggressive Hearings in New Congress

Weasel Zippers has the report from WaPo (via Memeorandum):

The Republican congressman who is taking over responsibility for congressional oversight called President Obama’s administration “one of the most corrupt administrations” on Sunday and predicted that the investigations he is planning over the next two years could result in about $200 billion in savings for U.S. taxpayers.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was bullish in laying out his agenda for the new Congress under GOP control of the House.

Issa, who as chairman will have subpoena power, said he would seek to ferret out waste across the federal bureaucracy. While he used fiery rhetoric in describing the Obama administration in a series of television interviews Sunday, he said he would focus on wasteful spending over political persecutions.
Also at American Perspective, "White House Plans to Hire Lawyers to Deal With Darrell Issa."

The "corrupt" remark was on Rush Limbaugh's show, and Issa's walking it back a bit: "
Issa clarifies remark calling Obama 'corrupt'."


Opus #6 said...

Thanks for the link. Linked back.