House Government Oversight Committee Chair and witch hunter in chief Rep. Darrell Issa was asked by CNN's Candy Crowley about Republicans playing the fear card in the midterm elections and whether they've used the issue of Ebola to simply play into their talking points for the upcoming election.
Issa responded by pretending that they're not playing politics, and then proceeded to do exactly that. He did his best to give governors Christie and Cuomo cover for their ill-advised quarantines even though it was obvious he didn't necessarily agree with them, and then did what he always does, which is to attack President Obama for "not showing leadership."
Issa: Ebola quarantines stem from lack of trust in federal government:
House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Sunday that a lack of trust in the federal government is forcing governors to mandate quarantines for those returning from West Africans nations battling Ebola.
"Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
So far, New York, New Jersey and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines on those traveling back from West African nations.
Issa said if it is true that people who have become infected with Ebola are not contagious until they are showing symptoms, "immediate isolation of people for 21 days is not the answer."
Issa said he supported continuous monitoring, but added that there was no trust in the federal government to ensure it is done correctly.
If there's one thing you can count on, it's that everything is about politics when it comes to Darrell Issa. Democrats were calling for hearings on Ebola back in September and only when Republicans though they could make political hay out of the issues just before the midterm elections did Issa finally schedule a hearing.