Darrell Issa Throws a Temper Tantrum After Being Outsmarted By Obama’s White House


Rep. Darrell Issa put out a seething statement that reeked of a temper tantrum after Sec. of State John Kerry and the Obama administration outsmarted him, and forced the Republican to back off of having Kerry testify on Benghazi.

Here is Issa’s statement announcing that he has released Sec. Kerry from his obligation to testify at the June 12 Benghazi hearing:

“Seeing Secretary Kerry and others, who have worked to obstruct critical oversight of Congress’ investigations into Benghazi, attempt to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against the Select Committee tells me it’s time to reassess. It’s been disappointing to watch a long serving former Senator, like Secretary Kerry, squirm his way to what I’m doing today – releasing him from the upcoming hearing commitment he made only after we issued him a subpoena.

“No matter how long the investigation of a terrorist attack that killed four Americans takes, getting the full truth is what matters. The Select Committee is the House of Representatives’ commitment to getting this truth. It will conduct its investigation in the face of an all-hands-on-deck effort by defenders of the principal actors to further obscure the facts. While Speaker Boehner and I had both originally concluded that Secretary Kerry needed to promptly testify and explain why his Department had withheld subpoenaed documents, neither of us immediately recognized how opponents of congressional oversight would use this as an opportunity to distract from the Select Committee’s effort.

“I am extremely proud that the Oversight Committee’s investigation led to a bipartisan vote to establish the Select Committee. Our work pierced the original false accounts introduced by senior Administration officials in the immediate aftermath of the attack, and gave the American people many essential facts about events prior to, during and after that terrible night in Benghazi. As much as we fought to learn what we could, bring critical witnesses forward, and shame the Administration into disclosing more than it originally intended, I expect the Select Committee’s unified jurisdiction will afford it better access to the complete picture than any of its investigative predecessors. In attempting to cover up documents like the September 14 e-mail from Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and other officials have no one but themselves to blame for the increased scrutiny they should soon expect.”

Issa’s statement reads like a bad movie villain who is promising that he will have his revenge. I don’t know how scrutiny could be increased any more than the six previous House Republican Benghazi investigations already have. Issa comes off in this statement like a spoiled child who has had his favorite toy taken away from him. Rep. Issa threw quite a tantrum. He accused Sec. of State Kerry of squirming and the administration of lying.

The California Republican had been trying for weeks to sabotage the House Select Committee on Benghazi after he was left off the panel. Sec. Kerry and the White House used the dueling Republican committees to split the GOP by declaring that Kerry would only testify before one House committee, not both.

House Republican leaders were forced to make a decision. Either they continue to let Issa run wild, or completely take his prized Benghazi investigation away from him.

The truth is that the Obama administration outsmarted Darrell Issa and the House Republicans. Issa can try to put a good face on this, but the reality is that he has been demoted and the Republican Benghazi circus has taken another turn towards revealing itself as a partisan freak sideshow.

34 Replies to “Darrell Issa Throws a Temper Tantrum After Being Outsmarted By Obama’s White House”

  1. If I were a republican I’d be too ashamed to accuse anyone of “obstruction”.

    But as we all know, republicans have no shame.

  2. I’m very sure Issa’s constituents are very proud of their own Representative representing them in Washington D.C.

  3. I can see it now… Issa still in the chamber. Now on his knees, he shouts to the heavens ‘I shall have my revenge!!!’ like any bad movie villain.

    Meanwhile, The President and the Secretary of State are back in the White House enjoying the moment while preparing for the next day…. and end scene.

  4. Correction — the public and, most especially his constituents, need to be reminded that he is a car thief and arsonist.

  5. It don’t take much to outsmart Issa! Even a child could do it. Why do you think he threw a temper tantrum.

  6. I truly hate the GOP. How could there be 13 attacks, and many more deaths, during the last GOP administration, and never ONCE was the Sec. of State or Bush blamed for them. Never once was there a hearing to ‘get to the bottom of this horrible murder.’ Never once did Dems call Bush ‘weak’ or ‘lazy,’ when he was both. This is just an awful thing for the country…they blame Obama for being divisive, when all the GOP has done since 2009 is try to divide people into us and them. Disgusting. Come on, Dems…we MUST get out and vote and begin to get this country back on track.

  7. Sadly it is not mentioned enough about this lowlife scumbag and his brother.he did not walk away without some stink on him the police just could not have enough to be indicted.

  8. Issa and the GOP should be presented with a bill for all costs from needless committees and Government shutdown. Issa and his lot have done more damage to the USA then any foreign terrorist group.
    They should all be tried as Domestic Terrorists.

  9. Oh, JeezuzObfuscationChrist! Enough with the Benghazi, already! How about Congress talks about a totally consumerist society successfully turning us into the haves and the have-nots, and how far we will have to go into slave wages to keep it going for another 40 years?

  10. PBO: We need The Fairness Doctrine back or a reasonable facsimile!

    FOX & RIGHTWING Radio propaganda is way, way over the line.
    Rightwing Hate Radio is supported, almost totally, by Koch’s and the Tea Party groups like ‘Americans for Prosperity’. Not by their Ratings!

    One-half our nation is being brainwashed against their own and Americas best interest. Rabble-rousing & destroying America!


    ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad’

  11. I don’t understand the use of demanding that Kerry testify when he was a senator at the time of the attacks. Are they assuming that he became privy to the “smoking gun” when he took over from Hillary? Just a big circus.

  12. Facts like Kerry not being SOS at the time have no bearing on republicans desire to keep chomping at anything they create to attempt to discredit our President and his administration.

  13. Issa is a pathetic old man who needs to go somewhere and sit down, never to be heard from again. His frustration at being thwarted is hilarious to see or even hear about. That’s because he failed to make the Obama administration in general, but former S.O.S. Clinton and President Obama in particular, look bad. On the other hand, he succeeded in making himself look infinitely worse than he already did, and that’s saying a whole lot. He has done nothing for his constituents, and it’s long past time for them to send him packing. It’s unconscionable how much time, money, and energy he has been allowed to waste on a blatantly partisan witch hunt, especially since he has nothing to show for it.

  14. Why idiots keep voting for these pieces of s–t is beyond comprehension. Are the retarded or something? Or is it in the genes?

  15. Actually it’s about Hillary in 2016.

    Plus it’s the GOP’s modus operandi when a Democrat is seated in the white house. Does any body remember Kenneth Starr? For 7 years he hounded Clinton looking for absolutely anything to hang him with.

  16. On to another item, has anyone here read the account in the UK Mail, given by a retired CIA agent that Snowden met with the russians
    in 2007 and was probably recruited by them at that time?

  17. Kudos to you. In this time in History we all must vote. They are cheaters and connivers and must be stopped.

  18. I suspect that Issa knew, that Kerry wouldn’t have to address any subpoena and that “time” is trying to be played out by Issa and his band of hooligans. For some reason, they keep popping up on non-issues, wasting everyones time.

    Other than that, if you are going somewhere near, where Issa is transforming from an worm, into an blood sucking insect, be sure to lock your vehicle, have all of your valuable possessions hidden and your car alarm on. Issa and his previous criminal activity…..well, you know the rest of the story.

  19. Issa is a scumbag felon who has wasted millions of our money on useless witch hunts. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.

  20. Why not call for former Secretary RIce testimony on the 13 embassy attacks and 150+ deaths during the Bush administration?

  21. As soon as President Obama leaves office the Beghazi investigation will, miraculously, be solved. Unless Hillary Clinton becomes president then it will continue forever and ever…Amen!

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