Yesterday, we learned that the IRS wasn't just scanning for the phrase "tea party" when it reviewed applications for tax-exempt non-profit status, it was also scanning for words like "progressive" and "Occupy." With that revelation, weeks of concern trolling from Republicans claiming that conservatives were targeted while liberals weren't vanished in a puff of smoke.
It didn't take long for Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to respond to the news. Here's his Twitter stream from just a couple of hours after the story was posted:
#BENGHAZI UPDATE: I've issued four deposition subpoenas to @StateDept officials as part of @GOPoversight's investigation.
All 4 subpoenaed officials led bureaus where @StateDept's review found deficiencies contributing to lack of security during #Benghazi attack
.@StateDept's persistent delays create the appearance that it's dragging its feet to slow down the @GOPoversight's #Benghazi investigation
.@StateDept has left me w/ no alternative but to issue subpoenas to compel testimony from these important witnesses #Benghazi #PJNet
It's sort of like those old Disneyland commercials where they used to ask newly-crowned champions where they planned to go after their victory. Except this time, the question was to Darrell Issa about where he plans to go now that his IRS scandal has disappeared. And his answer, not surprisingly, was #Benghazi, #Benghazi, #Benghazi. And #Benghazi.