Rep. Issa Seeks More Subpoena Power To Go After Obama Administration
Congressman Darrell Issa, the incoming Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is seeking new subpoena powers to expand his ability to go after the Obama administration.
It is a far broader policy mandate than was embraced by predecessors in both parties, who viewed their role as chief Congressional inquisitor of the executive administration. “What my committee has to do is, it has to stretch what it has done in the past,” Mr. Issa said.
His agenda may surprise some Congressional Democrats and White House officials who are bracing for Mr. Issa to paper Washington with investigative subpoenas in a broader crusade to bring down President Obama.
Ostensibly, the goal is to look for and ferret out government waste, but it is clear that it’s not just waste Issa and his Republican allies hope to address.
On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show before the midterms, he called Mr. Obama “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times,” only to apologize later and say he did not mean to call Mr. Obama personally corrupt.
He has also threatened to investigate the so-called policy czars, including Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor who was chosen to create the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Click here for reuse options!
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