After his Benghazi and IRS scandals flopped, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is launching another investigation into the ACA and the security of the website.
In a letter, Issa claimed that Tony Trenkle, the former chief information officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was not honest with his committee:
Based upon additional information obtained by the Committee, it appears that you were not candid and fully forthcoming with the Committee. We therefore write to ask that you make yourself available as soon as possible for another transcribed interview in order to clarify your role and actions implementing ObamaCare.
In your testimony, you stated ‘I don’t recall’ a staggering 95 times in full or partial response to Committee’s questions. Your memory consistently failed when you were asked about…the federal exchanges and the security risks you had knowledge of prior to the Oct. 1, 2013 launch.
It isn’t a coincidence that Issa is suddenly interested in the ACA just as sign ups are reaching their peak. This is another bogus attempt by Republicans to convince the uninsured not to sign up for the program. The backbone of Issa’s investigation is concerns about identity theft. However, there has not been a documented case of identity theft related to the ACA website.
Healthcare.gov identity theft is a Republican fantasy that is on par with voter fraud. Rep. Issa is working hard to derail the ACA while finding the scandal that he thinks will bring down President Obama.
Everything Darrell Issa does is for political show. His constant grandstanding and abuse of power has worn thin. His “investigations” are a twisted distortion of the concept of public duty. Issa isn’t a public servant. He is a disgrace to the House, who should be removed from office in the name of protecting the integrity of the House.