Today, the despised Representative of California’s 49th district, Darrel Issa, announced that he was retiring from office.
He became the 27th Republican to tuck his tail between his legs and run off to a cushy job on the board of a finance company after betraying their voters with failed efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a successful effort to legislate an enormous transfer of wealth from the middle class up to the richest of Americans.
The political cognoscenti predicted that Issa was in serious electoral trouble, given the margin with which Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won his district in the 2018 election.
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The people of the 49th district decided to show Issa how they felt about his resignation by holding an impromptu street party outside of his office.
Euphoric crowd outside Darrell Issa’s office https://t.co/kVtpXtCoe4
— Rachel (@the_dol) January 10, 2018
Issa’s office made political history last year when protestors converged outside of his building, driving the Representative up to the roof, where he filmed the protestors and complained to the police.
— Inconn Ew (@poetrump) May 30, 2017
While it is a tremendous miscarriage of justice that Issa, who is the richest member of Congress and spent his entire legislative career serving the interests of the world’s richest Americans, is being allowed to float away on his golden parachute. we can take some satisfaction in knowing we have the opportunity to replace him with a progressive we can trust to actually represent his constituents – and to be part of a wave that turns the entire California house delegation blue.
Darrel Issa is leaving the House pic.twitter.com/RgWVOaJ3DU
— Floppy Boot Stomp (@the_edwin_mix) January 10, 2018