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Darrell Edward Issa (/ˈsə/; Arabic: عيسى‎; born November 1, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for California’s 49th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was formerly a CEO of Directed Electronics, the Vista, California based manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. His district consists of portions of southern Riverside County and northern San Diego County. The district was numbered as the 48th District during his first term and was renumbered the 49th after the 2000 Census. Since January 2011, he has served as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Issa is a self-made millionaire with a net worth estimated at as much as $450 million,[1] making him the wealthiest currently serving member of Congress.[

Mr. Issa has spent a lot of our (voters) money publicly pursuing  unproven issues against the Obama administration, first it was Attorney General Eric Holder to the point of issuing a contempt of Congress and finding that it was a waste of time as the AG was not aware of the failures in the gun running scam that went south. Now this representative is pursuing the tragedy in Syria where the ambassador and others were killed in what appears to be a planned attack under the cover of the anti government Syrian uprising. Now a military person has stepped up to say that more military back up was requested but was not given. Unfortunately there is no good information readily available on this but it seems that Mr. Issa is bent on castigating the current administration for what may end up as another witch hunt. It is really convenient to issue information like this that is not fully vetted in an election year, since Mr. Issa with his impressive fortune is backing a candidate for the Presidency. Mr. Issa is no doubt one of ardent detractors of the current administration and probably a dissenter on many of current President’s policies. I would think that Mr. Issa would be more in favor of what is right for the American voters as  his family background is rooted in the Arabian peninsula. The issue I have with these types of representatives is that they have no interest in good government if it does not further their own ambitions and personal agendas. Remember Joe McCarthy, Sara Palin and Newt Gingrich?

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