Issa makes group's list of dishonor
Sept. 12, 2012
Vista Congressman Darrell Issa received a "dishonorable mention" Wednesday on a list of the most corrupt lawmakers published Wednesday by a Washington D.C. advocacy organization that he criticized as a liberal interest group.
The Republican lawmaker was targeted by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington for placing information from a sealed wiretap into the congressional record earlier this year.
Twenty members of Congress -- 12 Republicans and seven Democrats -- were singled out for what CREW said was unethical or illegal behavior over the past year. Eight of those, including Issa, received the dishonorable mention citations.
“Rep. Issa not only pursued a politically motivated witch hunt against Attorney General Eric Holder, he broke the law while doing it,” said CREW executive director Melanie Sloan.
“Nothing better illustrates the American people’s disgust with Congress than a member like Rep. Issa, who claims to defend the law but then places himself above it to suit his political agenda,” she said...