Will Darrell Issa’s Retirement Give Way To Nancy Pelosi?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) publicly announced that he will not be seeking another term with the U.S. House of Representatives. This boosts the democrats hope that Nancy Pelosi would be able to take the speaker position.

Issa stated this as his departure message:

Two decades ago, when I stepped away from the business I’d built to enter public service, I never could have imagined that a long-shot bid for U.S. Senate would lead to 18 years in the House of Representatives and endless opportunities to make a meaningful impact.

From the first successful recall of a sitting Governor in California history, to establishing new and stronger standards for government accountability, to protecting the Internet from harmful regulation, and enacting the nation’s first open data standards, we attempted and achieved much in the service of our nation.

Together, we put an end to abusive Congressional earmarks, strengthened the Violence Against Women Act, empowered better oversight of the executive branch, and cleared the course for better intellectual property protections to stop the piracy of American ingenuity.

Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve.  Yet with the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election in California’s 49th District.

I am forever grateful to the people of San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties for their support and affording me the honor of serving them all these years. Most humbling for me — and for anyone who represents this area — has been the special privilege of representing the Marines and Sailors of Camp Pendleton and their families. On countless occasions, and in every corner of the world I met them, I was inspired by their bravery and humbled by their sacrifice to keep us all safe from harm.

Representing you has been the privilege of a lifetime.

While my service to California’s 49th District will be coming to an end, I will continue advocating on behalf of the causes that are most important to me, advancing public policy where I believe I can make a true and lasting difference, and continuing the fight to make our incredible nation an even better place to call home.

  • Paul Williamson

    Re. Issa was my Congressman for about 12 years until I moved out of his district. Although I believe he did some good things, his mad dog partisanship and his malicious role in the Bengazi and Hillary investigation, neither if which turned up anything, and his dislike of President Obama and any democratic policies caused me to only to vote against him, but to campaign against him. Republicans should learn what goes around comes around, we will get even with Trump and other Republicans this November – and it will not be pretty.

    • Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

      Yea, Paul you keep splitting the party, youse is a pretty smart guy for someone who has had multiple brain injuries. If you had caused the deaths of the four magnificent Americans who lost their lives at Ben Ghazi and one was my Son, or father, there would be no where for you to hide. Go join the party of the left, (left out)

    • Meg

      So funny. Dream on.

  • Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

    The only vacancy Issa would create for Nancypants is if he died and left a vacant bed in the memory section of an old folks’ home

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    I thank God that I changed from Dem to Republican.
    I love President Trump. He is doing great.
    We are hearing more every day about the corruption of the left.
    Obama and Hillary are getting outed more every minute for their crimes.
    They are the real Russian colluders with GPS Fusion, and Strozk and Page
    did their dirty work. The “insurance policy” may be worthless. The more
    Mueller digs, the worse the Demoncraps are looking. What about Hillary’s
    malicious role in Benghazi? Pelosi, Wilson, Waters, Schumer, and so many
    crazies in the Democratic party anymore. The Rinos are no better. It will
    come to a head very shortly as the indictments are opened for the Dems.
    All the anti-Trump forces behind this fake investigation are coming to
    the surface.

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    • jayme

      There is no legitimate evidence to substantiate anything in your BS rant. And you could not provide one legitimately sourced site to substantiate that crp, to save your life.
      No one goes backward into stupidity from a Democrat to Republican, it is like going from Homo Sapiens to Neanderthals. Logic failure…

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        Darling Jayme, you make not sense at all.
        Please stop dogging me on every site with your nonsense.
        I must be of special interest to you.

        • jayme

          Nothing nonsensical pointing out you have no legitimate evidence to support yourself. You either can legitimately substantiate your position, or you can’t. Why do you make comments you can’t support and think asking for a Reply isn’t? Logic fail.