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Friday, March 18, 2011 

Issa Watch Goes to Washington


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.



Reader Discussion

Methinks the lady (in congress) doth protest too much

at 12:28 pm on Fri, Mar 18, 2011Posted by Gabriel Reyes

Oh my, hypocrisy from Mr. Issa? How unsurprising.

at 6:06 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Julius Luck

Issa is a leader in the axis of evil called the Republican Party.

at 7:31 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Hank Ramirez

Issa has always viewed himself as above the law. He is certainly not going to repond to a petition.

at 8:09 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Jillian Barclay

Once a crook, always a crook!

at 8:46 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Elizabeth Tresslar

Part of the problem is not Issa, it’s the people, racists, that vote for him.  If someone decides to sell ice in Alaska in the middle of the winter, he/she would go broke.  What we have here, is not only a racist, but a corporate paid infomercial and unfortunately for America, this guy gets to sell his racism and corporate welfare becuase there are of plenty people that dig those vices.  I’ve tried and tried here in Texas to bring the Constitution back to our shores, but there is no use, the racists, corporate paid crooks are too many and real Americans are at a clear disadvantage and not until America’s tea partiers, republicans do what they were sent to do for and by the people, we are, will be up the creek without a paddle.

at 9:11 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Emile Zola

there was an article yesterday about some mid eastern guy whose last name is bin issa and he is a bad guy.  I think that rep. peter ” anti-Muslim” king should investigate if darryl issa is aiding and abating Muslim terrorists.  Obama’s middle named made him a terrorist what about issa?  wake up 49th district.  being a so.CA girl I am really disappointed in the voters.  maybe next time they will be awake.

at 9:34 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Consuelo Hannan

No video there…dark as Issa’s inner thinking.


at 11:13 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by Hieronymous Bosch

Dear Rick,
You were grace itself in dealing with Issa’s minions. Telling truth and exposing a liar has to do some good. Proud of you!
Best always,
William Schallert

at 7:23 pm on Sat, Mar 19, 2011Posted by William Schallert

Calm, cool, and smooooth, Mr. Jacobs. Issa was probably in a meeting with a corporate lobbyist, receiving his instructions and talking points for the next assault on America.

at 3:20 pm on Sun, Mar 20, 2011Posted by Char Bronte

Your 18,000 signatures went right into the trash can.

at 8:21 pm on Sun, Mar 20, 2011Posted by Jerry Waddle

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