Issa the “New Sheriff” in D.C.?
And sliding into the No. 1 spot of this distinguished list: San Diego’s own Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista). Reason: He’s expected to head up the House Oversight Committee.
From the Beast story:
1. Rep Darrell Issa, California Republican
Washington has a new sheriff. Issa will chair the House Oversight Committee, with the power to instigate investigations against the White House and anyone else who the (sic) runs afoul of the 57-year-old Californian. Issa promises a busy year: He’s already announced that he’d like 280 hearings in 2011. During the first two years of the Obama administration, Issa fired off scores of letters to the Democrats, demanding investigations and asking questions about the White House’s behavior. (He’s called Obama, “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.”) “We’ll get a lot more answers to our questions in the majority than the minority,” he told The Daily Beast. “How acrimonious that gets is really up to them.”
Looks like 2011 should be nothing if not entertaining.
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