Just yesterday, former car thief and Congress’ wealthiest member, Republican Darrell Issa, announced he would not seek re-election in Southern California’s 49th district, to the resounding joy of his fed-up constituents..
However, Issa’s announcement yesterday did not include the word “resign” specifically.
Rather, he said he would stop representing the 49th district, which his fellow Republicans took as a cue that he will follow through with a scheme he has secretly disclosed to them.
According to his colleagues, Issa may attempt a run in the neighboring 50th district, where his Republican colleague, Duncan Hunter, faces federal and congressional ethics investigations.
Darrell Issa has been discussing with colleagues the possibility of running in a neighboring San Diego district if Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns, multiple sources told The Hill. https://t.co/wW2VXj9O3h
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 11, 2018
As one of California’s few Republican representatives, Issa saw the writing on the wall in the 49th.
His party’s harboring of a president who represents the single greatest threat to American security spells electoral disaster in a swing district.
Issa barely eked out a victory in his district in 2016, while Hillary won there by impressive margins.
Hunter did better in the 50th, which may make Issa think he has a better shot in that district as a Republican.
This ruse of his, a betrayal of his erstwhile constituency, only proves how self-serving Issa really is.
He is a standard bearer of Republican hypocrisy, over which voters are growing increasingly aggravated.
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