Comeuppance at times can be the real pits.
Isn’t that right, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa?
The former chairman of the House Oversight Committee tried Tuesday to crash a closed-door hearing into — yes, that’s right — the Benghazi matter. You’ll recall that incident and the interminable congressional hearings that Issa, R-Calif., chaired when he led the Oversight Committee.
The Benghazi matter has been handed over to a House select committee, chaired by Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
So, Issa showed up at the closed deposition being given by former Hillary Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Issa entered the hearing room, but then was escorted quickly into the hallway by Gowdy.
Issa then stormed off. I guess he didn’t like being told he didn’t belong there.
Too bad, Darrell.
Gowdy’s committee, I must point out, is replowing ground that Issa’s committee already turned over. It’s still looking for something — anything — that will implicate former Secretary of State Clinton in the Benghazi matter, the firefight at the U.S. consulate on Sept. 11, 2012 that left four Americans dead, including he U.S. ambassador to Libya.
To be candid, I believe the select panel will come up just as empty as the Oversight Committee did. That means Clinton’s presidential campaign will proceed.
I have to chuckle a bit, though, at the spectacle of Issa — who at times conducted his Oversight hearings on Benghazi with an extra-heavy hand — getting some of what he dished while he was embarking on his own congressional fishing expedition.