I’ll admit it: When the Internal Revenue Service tempest involving the agency’s vetting of conservative non-profits’ activities came to light, I thought it had the potential of becoming a very big deal.
Turns out it wasn’t.
Indeed, it’s now turning out that congressional Republicans who keep trying to make more of it than it deserves are embarrassing themselves.
I refer now to the attached link.
U.S. House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., should be the most embarrassed member of Congress of all. He isn’t. Issa keeps plugging away, looking for scandal where none exists.
It is now becoming clear that the IRS operatives who were examining conservative groups were giving equally rough treatment to liberal groups. What’s more, they did all this without any apparent instruction from Washington, D.C., let alone from the White House … or from the Oval Office, where Issa and his cronies had hoped beyond hope they could find the proverbial smoking gun.
I suppose the same can be said of the Benghazi controversy, which Issa and others keep insisting involved some kind of massive coverup by the State Department over details of the Sept. 11, 2012 firefight at the U.S. consulate in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four American diplomats. We now have learned that Republican staffers on Issa’s committee doctored emails to make then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look bad.
This is part of the Washington culture that infuriates so many Americans, such as myself.
Keep digging, probing, searching, scouring everywhere to find something you can hang on your foes. That’s the modus operandi of those who run the House of Representatives. It stinks to high heaven.