The Republicans spent more than a year investigating the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra and all they got to show for it was some lousy t-shirts. They also spent more than a year investigating Fast and Furious. That too turned out to be a nothingburger.
Just yesterday House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa began probing the effects of his vote to cut security for the State Department, and today he’s launching an investigation into the September jobs numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because it’s all one big conspiracy.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Fox News on Wednesday that he would hold hearings into the September job numbers, buying into a widely-discredited conspiracy theory that President Obama faked last month’s figure to improve his re-election chances. [...]
BLS has flatly dismissed the allegation. “The data are not manipulated for political reasons. I’ve been involved in the process myself for almost three decades. There’s never been any political manipulation of the data, period,” Steve Haugen, an economist at the BLS, told CBSNews.com. BLS “does not at the moment have a single political appointee working in the entire agency,” he added.
The amount of time and taxpayer dollars Darrell Issa has wasted on faux scandals and phony investigations based on everything from NRA conspiracy theories, climate change denial, and the ravings of a crotchety old has-been on CNBC is a blight on congress and borderline criminal.