Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Darrell Issa

Calls on Office of Congressional Ethics to Review the Congressman’s Repeated Use of Public Position to Promote Private Financial Interests

Date: Sept. 13, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Citing numerous, reported instances of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49) using his public position to advance his private financial interests, American Family Voices today filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) urging the “independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against Members, officers, and staff of the United States House of Representatives” to do so for the Congressman, who ironically and disturbingly serves as Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a Committee charged with “proactively investigating and exposing” waste, fraud, and abuse.

Mike Lux, President of American Family Voices: “Alarms have been going off for some time about Darrell Issa’s apparent conflicts of interests, and the OCE should immediately review whether the Congressman has inappropriately exploited his position of power for personal gain. Was it appropriate, for example, for the Rep. Issa to put pressure on the SEC to back off investigating Goldman Sachs amid allegations that it defrauded investors in the run-up to the financial crisis, while at the same time he personally held millions of dollars in Goldman Sachs assets? Was it appropriate for the Congressman to secure millions of dollars in congressional earmarks for roadwork that promised to improve traffic to the numerous commercial properties he owns north of San Diego? As someone who often wags his finger about the “lack of transparency” in Washington, Rep. Issa should welcome with open arms such a review by the Office of Congressional Ethics into these apparent conflicts of interest.”

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Darrell Issa


11 thoughts on “Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Darrell Issa

  1. I hope in light of this new information the rest of Congress tells Issa to shove HR 2309 right up his ass. I used to ask when people would grow up and realize the Republicans are out to destroy all of us and create a plutocracy where only the ultra rich have anything and the working class work in sweat shop conditions and no rights, but there’s a big difference in intelligence between the GOP leadership and the average voter.
    The voter is a fucking idiot for voting his families’ best interests away because he lets his racism and hostility take over any productive thought processes. Plus, most GOP voters are hardcore Christians, too, and while I certainly don’t want to condemn anybody’s right to worship, the GOP caters to the wackiest element of Christians and keeps them under their thumbs just by saying they (the politicians) are pro-life and pro-gun, when in reality the average Republican Congressperson probably is so selfish and in love with him or herself they really don’t give a shit about either.
    The Republicans pulled a real coup by pandering to idiocy. There’s no population that is easier to manage and screw than one that is illiterate, full of hate and paranoia for anything they don’t understand (which is a lot) and religious. The church has been capitalizing on stupidity and superstition for thousands of years, and the Republicans smartly followed their example.
    So that leaves us with twits like Issa, or Rick Perry, who referred to Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. For your information, Governor Perry, I paid and still pay a hefty amount into Social Security and I will raise pure holy hell with you or any other diseased Republican who thinks he can just march in and take what I’ve earned.
    We have to slow this mental illness that defines the right down as much and as quick as possible and Darryl Issa is a good place to start.

  2. Jim from the Syracuse NY plant.

    The Postal Service has enough problems & Issa should be shown the door along with his HR 2309. Still some changes need to be made, but not at the expense of stripping away collective bargaining rights. Obama has this one right.

  3. I wonder why it took so long for people to find this out. He is one of the biggest crooks thats about to be caught. This man wakes up with a Hard – on wondering how fast he can sink the P.O. No telling what type of vested interest he has in
    who or whatever person or industry that will benefit from postal privatization.
    Goliath should fall soon.

  4. Hey NALC Truth Detector……Go Sell that Shit somewhere else! So what if the P.O. dose not pay license fees and the Union Dues are not taxed? Its still not taking tax money. Do you work for the Post Office? If you do….you’re probably one of those types that Mommy and Daddy spoon fed your whole life and you are probably a Manager sitting around like a Carboard Cutout calling everything and everyone a Socialist just because you follow Rush Limbaugh like a little Hitler Youth! Maybe you can ask Ruch to help you out when you lose your Job!

  5. The USPS also gives no tax dollars and neither does the NALC Union, $5.2 MILLION dollars every two weeks in dues and not one dime paid in taxes. NALC is just a collection agency for LIBERALs. USPS is not even required to register or license their vehicles. Even police vehicles have plates. Be careful what you say as it may not be true about USPS not taking tax dollars.

  6. This crook should never have been elected and now it is up to Californians and all Americans to pressure him to resign or be impeached or recalled. The Postal Service takes no tax dollars and would be profitable in not for the Bush mandated pre-funding of retirement benefits. No other governmental agency or private business is required to do so. Contact your reps to vote no on HR2309!

  7. Wonder why he’s the 4th richest member of Congress? And he says the Postal Service needs reformed his way? This guy is a crook and needs to be thrown out!

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