There’s no other word for it. Darrell Issa is a complete and total asshole.
Talking Points Memo has a collection of video highlights from today’s hearing on “Fast and Furious” featuring House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa barking at Attorney General Eric Holder in a manner than goes far beyond prudence.
What struck me more than perhaps anything else was the imagery of Darrell Issa, the white man, at his seat of power cutting off the black attorney general in a hateful tone before he can even say more than a few words. It was ugly, unprofessional, and embarrassing. And at the end of it, Darrell “Piece of Shit” Issa claimed that he and Eric Holder “shared” hostility while the attorney general had displayed none.
And I’ll reiterate — Fast and Furious began in 2006 under George W. Bush and Eric Holder’s Justice Department wasn’t even aware of the program, which had long since been canceled, until 2011. Eric Holder has now personally testified before congress 8 separate times on the matter. This is an opportunistic, witch hunt spectacle perpetrated by Chairman Issa.
You can watch the entire hearing at C-SPAN.