Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, spoke to Bloomberg Television on Tuesday regarding the corruption investigations his committee is conducting that are aimed at the Obama administration.
Congressman Issa made it clear that he believed the Obama administration “was going to be the most corrupt government in history.”
“We have a role to because we passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act some years ago… We are busy in Washington with a corrupt government, with a government that I said perhaps because of the money, the amount of TARP and stimulus funds, was going to be the most corrupt government history and it is proving to be just exactly that,” he said.
“This money going though the hands of political leaders is corrupting the process, whether it is Solyndra, GSA, or a number of other scandals. Our mandate is to go after the wrongful acts of government or to review for reorganization laws already passed. In the case of Wal-Mart, they will be punished under existing laws. As we review Wal-Mart, it has to be to look at government’s role not simply hauling people in because it makes good headlines.”
Mr. Issa also gave his thoughts on the GSA scandal, saying: “Well, very clearly, it was not Martha Johnson who was on her second stint there. She had been Chief of Staff and even in our hearings, talked about entitlements for bonuses for Jeff Neely, someone she already knew who had ripped off the government and wasted countless dollars.”