Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) went after the Obama administration hard on Sunday, charging that the IRS targeting was “directly ordered from Washington” and deeming White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Responding to the criticism on Monday, Joe Scarborough didn’t approve of Issa’s approach. It’s simply making him look bad, he argued.
“Darrell Issa hurts himself and his cause more than Jay Carney or the White House when he calls him a paid liar,” Scarborough asserted. There’s a lot working against Carney right now, so he and Mika Brzezinski agreed that Issa should just let the issue breathe.
Carney’s said many things “clearly not in line with the facts,” Scarborough agreed. “But if you’re in this position as a chairman, responsible for these investigations, that just basically announces to everybody — I’m not saying he is — ‘I’m a partisan. Anything that I conclude is based on my partisan beliefs.’ You’ve got to pull back and you’ve — you can’t say things like this.”
Harold Ford, Jr. agreed that such remarks damage Issa’s “credibility.” He should let the facts come out, he added, and not appear as if he’s already made up his mind before the investigations conclude.
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