From this Friday's Real Time With Bill Maher Overtime segment, Rep. Darrell Issa managed to monopolize the better part of the discussion when Maher read him one of the questions submitted by his audience, asking whether or not there should be a neutral branch doing oversight, rather than Congress and the likes of Darrell Issa, which is always partisan.
Issa of course felt that he and his committee were doing a fine job and tried making comparisons to the work that Henry Waxman did during the Bush administration, and denied that the hearings he's been holding had anything to do with partisanship.
He got some push back from Maher, but there was a ton of BS that passed from Issa's lips that Maher and the other guests, Ronan Farrow and Chrystia Freeland, who actually got a chance to weigh in here, let pass.
Sorry Darrell, but the claims of the IRS targeting your TeaBircher buddies and the fake Benghazi outrage madness that you and your friends over at Faux "news" have largely been debunked. That hasn't stopped Issa and his ilk in the Congress from using them for political gain, and when Maher called him on it, his response was simply denial.
We've already discussed and debunked Issa's BS so many times, I've lost track, but here's some reading for anyone who really believes Issa's claim that the IRS was actually targeting conservatives, or that Republicans aren't interested in Hillary's potential presidential run, and only care about keeping another diplomat from being killed with their witch hunt on Benghazi.
Fox's Bill Hemmer and the ACLJ's Jay Sekulow continue flogging Rep. Darrell Issa's drummed up IRS "scandal" following Issa's announcement that his committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
Fox host Bill Hemmer and his guest Stephen Hayes can't admit that Darrell Issa's IRS scandal mongering has been nothing but a witch hunt, so they decide to take Rep. Elijah Cummings out of context instead. Read more...
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was told by his own witnesses on Thursday that there was no political motivation behind the scrutiny of tea party groups applying for tax exempt status.