Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet–and is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Issa is more recently known for investigating the cover-up of the “Fast and Furious” program while he was serving as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The committee’s investigation into the gun-running program eventually had Attorney General Eric Holder subpoenaed to testify before the committee. Holder refused to turn over documents about the controversial program and as a result was charged with being in contempt of Congress. It was the first time in U.S. history that a sitting Attorney General of the United States was charged with contempt of Congress. The charges never led to a criminal prosecution, as Holder held the highest office within the Justice Department, and the judge appointed to decide on criminal charges was an Obama appointee.
Issa’s political career adds weight to his endorsements of other politicians; and in an election year, the candidate who Issa supports as the next president of the United States will subsequently make the headlines. Issa officially endorsed Marco Rubio for president on Monday. In an interview on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Issa explained his reasons for the endorsement:
You know Marco Rubio really is an exciting candidate and I’m pleased to be able to be able to endorse him and to work for him for the presidency…he has been fighting some of the same fights you know. He’s saved us money on Obamacare where others have simply wanted to repeal it, he’s already saved two and a half billion dollars by eliminating an unreasonable backstop by the taxpayers’ failed program. He’s been fighting for a lot of things I believe in. And look. He’s not afraid to engage in the hottest subjects and that’s important because the next president is going to have to fix a lot broken things including our foreign policy.
If elected as president, Rubio would become the first Latino-American president in the history of the United States.
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