With a petition containing over 18,000 signatures from Courage Campaign members—including thousands from residents of California’s 49th Congressional District -- I stopped by Mr. Issa's DC office on Wednesday to personally deliver our request that the Chairman address the growing disconnect between his record and rhetoric on the issue of transparency. Specifically, to publicly post his schedule online.
We'd written through official channels to request an appointment; we still have not heard back.
As you'll see in the attached short video shot by our friends at Media Matters, I met Chairman Issa's Deputy Chief of Staff, Veronica Wong, and asked her if Mr. Issa plans to respond to our request. She would not say. The saddest part of this whole thing is that Mr. Issa is the Co-Founder of the Transparency Caucus. But as you will see in the video, his Deputy Chief of Staff had no idea where he was. I guess Mr. Transparency has something to hide from everyone.
Thanks for stepping up to sign that letter. It's a big deal to walk into Mr. Issa's office and show how many people are watching. That's our job: Holding him accountable and even over time, setting an agenda that serves the people, not just Mr. Issa and his 150 hand-picked special interests.