A few months ago I wrote an article titled At What Point Do We Start an Investigation into Darrell Issa? concerning what I think has been some of the most blatantly unethical behavior by a House committee leader conducting investigations I’ve ever seen.
I’ve always thought that when you investigate something, you’re seeking the truth – you don’t assume truth then hope to validate your beliefs. But that’s not the case with Republicans on these committees investigating the right-wing conspiracies such as Benghazi and the IRS.
Especially Darrell Issa.
In fact, on Fox News, Issa flat-out admitted that his mind is made up with his “investigation” into the IRS “scandal.”
“I believe Lois Lerner is hiding something. I believe the Justice Department, the IRS, and the White House are interested in her succeeding in hiding what she’s hiding, which is her targeting of conservative groups based on their ideology in support of the president’s war on Citizens United, a Supreme Court decision that he didn’t like. This is something that he vehemently opposes and Lois Lerner acted on his opposition.”
There’s just one problem. There’s no evidence tying the White House to anything related to this situation with the IRS. The best “proof” most of these right-wing officials have produced are logs where IRS officials met with the White House around 118 times during this time period when the IRS was supposedly “targeting conservative groups.”
Which, according to the White House public visitor records, is true.
But let’s use our critical thinking skills for a moment. What was also going on during that time period that might have required IRS officials to work with the White House? Oh, that’s right, the Affordable Care Act.
So here we have the Committee Chairman Darrell Issa admitting that this isn’t any kind of investigation into the truth. Nope. It’s a partisan witch hunt set out to “prove” the asinine conspiracy theories that he wants to be real.
Because can someone explain to me how we’re supposed to find the unbiased truth about something when the committee chairman leading the “investigation” blatantly admits that his mind is already made up?
Not only is his mind already made up, but he has as a clear agenda based on his beliefs – not facts.
How is that not cause for an investigation into his behavior? Can someone explain to me how you get an impartial and fair investigation into something when the individual leading that investigation admits that his mind is already made up concerning what he’s investigating?
That makes absolutely no sense.
So while I once asked when we would investigate the behavior of Darrell Issa, after his recent comments on Fox News, I think now would be a good time for that to happen.
Watch his comments below via Fox News:
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