The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Sunday that he won’t investigate the Obama administration for offering a job to a Democratic House member to keep him out of a Senate race.
Instead, Rep. Darrell Issa said that problem transcends any one administration. The California Republican indicated he wants to look at the issue more broadly, even hinting that his investigation could lead back into a closer look at the Bush administration.
“We’ve discovered the problem is bigger than that — it’s bigger than President Obama,” Issa said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Bush’s people said, ‘We did the same thing.’”
In February, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) revealed the White House had dangled a job to dissuade him from running against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in November’s midterms. Sestak won the primary contest, but lost the larger election to Republican Pat Toomey.
In response, Issa’s campaign office sent a May email suggesting the episode was “Obama’s Watergate.”
In that email, Issa had said he intended to get to “the bottom” of it.
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