I like this, from The Hill:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in 2014 will pursue the IRS scandal, the deadly Benghazi attack and the botched Fast and Furious operation in what will likely be his last year as the House GOP’s chief investigator.
Issa sounded a cautionary note that the investigations might not conclude while he has the gavel.
He’s been like a pit bull for our side. I appreciate that. I also like his pro-gun voting record.
So, it appears that he is (denials by his aids aside) testing the waters for 2016:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa heads to New Hampshire next month â€“ a longstanding magnet for potential presidential hopefuls, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The California Republican will deliver the keynote speech at a Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 17 before the Concord Republican City and Merrimack County committees, the newspaper said.
According to UT San Diego, his message is thus:
â€śFrom Operation Fast & Furious to the IRS targeting scandal to the disastrous implementation of the presidentâ€™s health care plan, Congressman Issa has been standing with the American people to protect their right to know what this government is doing and we are very excited that he is coming to New Hampshire to headline our annual event,â€ť [Concord, NH GOP spokesman] Marsh said.
Issa was traveling and not available for comment. But in a statement he said [that] two issues will define the federal elections in 2014 and 2016, when the next president will be selected.
â€śThe first is whether or not the Republican Party can define itself as the party that supports individual opportunity and American entrepreneurship so that you can be the engine of your own prosperity, not government,â€ť he said. â€śThe second comes down to how comfortable the American people are with a large, invasive and powerful government that escapes accountability with no check-and-balance.â€ť
I don’t know much about Issa. I do know that it is early days; the next presidential election is almost three-years away and a lot can happen between now and then. I’m interested in Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and . . . now, Darrell Issa.
Okay, Californians, enlighten me about him.
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