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"Heh!  Secretary of State John Kerry cant hide now!  We got him where we want him!"
A number of you Kossacks have already heard by now about Secretary of State John Kerry's decision not to pursue discipline for any officials in the Benghazi Probe.

Here's Darrell Issa's statement on Kerry's decision:

Issa Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision to Not to Pursue Discipline for any Officials in Benghazi Probe

August 20, 2013

WASHINGTON –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on Secretary of State John Kerry’s decision to take four State Department officials, faulted in connection with the Benghazi terrorist attack, off paid administrative leave and not to pursue any disciplinary action, for any officials, in connection with security failures surround the Benghazi attacks.

Obama administration officials repeatedly promised the families of victims and the American people that officials responsible for security failures would be held accountable.   Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on the State Department payroll.  It is now clear that the personnel actions taken by the Department in response to the Benghazi terrorist attacks was more of a public relations strategy than a measured response to a failure in leadership.

In the course of our investigation, the Oversight Committee learned that the State Department’s review of these four individuals did not include interviews with them or their supervisors to either substantiate or challenge allegations.  The Oversight Committee will expand its investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack to include how a supposed ‘Accountability Review Board’ investigation resulted in a decision by Secretary Kerry not to pursue any accountability from anyone.

On July 31, Chairman Issa wrote to the State Department asking why Secretary Kerry had still not made determinations for the four State Department officials placed on paid leave.   In its August 8 response, the State Department confirmed that administrative leave was not a punishment and that Secretary Kerry would be personally briefed before making any decisions on the status of the four employees.

More oversight from Mr. Benghazi Controversy pursuer himself, right?

It seems this Benghazi investigation will keep going, and going, and going, and going.  

Of course, Darrell Issa never showed this energy when he was doing "oversight" on the Iraq War during President George W. Bush's presidency:

So what does Mr. Oversight have on Benghazi as of lately?

'Nuff Said.

If you can't stand to hear more of Darrell Issa's antics, keep the San Diego County Democratic Party busy since they're the most local and active Democratic Party nearby Darrell Issa's area of residence (not to mention his local office).

Make sure you mark down this information and pass it on to others for firing up the base in California's 49th Congressional District if you want to target Issa for re-election and get voter registration drives going.  If you can find someone in the CA-49 who can run against Issa in 2014, the more the merrier:

San Diego County Democratic Party Website:
Address:  8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 10 San Diego, CA 92111
Phone:  (858) 277-3367
Fax:    (858) 571-0275
Contact Form:

Oh and don't forget, the DCCC could use some action as well:  (202) 863-1500

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.


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  •  "Congressman, please step away from the (2+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, majcmb1


    Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:17:04 PM PDT

  •  Hi. I'm Larry. (2+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, brook

    This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:28:58 PM PDT

  •  The face of pure evil. (0+ / 0-)

    That pic tells the whole story.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:31:10 PM PDT

  •  John Kerry vs Darrell Issa (0+ / 0-)

    Unfair fight.

    Kerry went to Yale, then enlisted in the Navy where he served in combat with honor.

    Darrell Issa dropped out of high school, enlisted, and served stateside where he got poor ratings and was accused of stealing a car.

    After getting out of the military, John Kerry became a lawyer and served in public office with honor.

    Darrell Issa continued to be accused of stealing cars, acquired a business by cheating a partner and the business's building burned down under mysterious circumstances after Issa had removed important records only weeks earlier. Accelerant was found at the site.

    John Kerry is trying his best to build up the U.S. reputation in the world.

    Darrell Issa is working to lower the approval rating of Congress and see if he can make it hit zero.

    When we have our candidates night here in Cleveland Heights, I plan to ask the school board candidates if they would support removing Darrell Isa from the Cleveland Heights High School Hall of Fame. I don't think car-stealing, fire-setting high school dropouts are a good example for kids. If we wan to encourage them to run for office, Heights High also produced three other (all former) congressmen, none of whom dropped out (all completed law school and passed the bar, unlike Issa) or were ever accused of car theft.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 09:29:12 PM PDT

  •  I need to ISSA... (0+ / 0-)

    Nipping off to the restroom now.....

    Ayn sucks. Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer.

    by Floyd Blue on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 04:50:37 AM PDT

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