Incoming Oversight Chair Calls Obama Administration “One Of The Most Corrupt”
California Congressman Darrell Issa, who will Chair the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, used Sunday show appearances to declare the Obama administration guilty of corruption, before the new Congress even gets started. Issa, who will have subpoena power, referred to the White House as “one of the most corrupt administrations.”
Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about reports that the White House is staffing up on lawyers to prepare for his oversight hearings, Issa said: “They’re going to need more accountants.
“It’s more of an accounting function than legal function,” Issa said.
Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore will be the Ranking Member on the committee and will be challenging Issa. He says Issa is being partisan.
“I couldn’t help but think about the fact he has called this president the most corrupt in history,” Cummings said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” referencing a comment Issa made to radio host Rush Limbaugh last fall but has since dialed back.
“Keep in mind, Issa will have subpoena power to subpoena almost anybody he wants to,” the congressman from Baltimore said. “And that’s a problem when you come to these conclusions before you even bring people in. . . . I think that we’re just going to have to be careful with this power.”