Sen. McCain Pushes Back Against Darrell Issa’s ‘Liar’ Accusation: ‘I Never Like To Use That Word’

After making strong statements about the Obama administration’s involvement in the IRS scandal, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has been making headlines. Sen. John McCain was asked about Issa’s “liar” accusation on CBS This Morning — and noted his aversion to using “that word.”

The trifecta of controversies has obviously affected President Obama‘s credibility, the senator noted. He “should be thinking about how to get these issues behind him” so he can focus on the other important issues “he needs to lead on.”

To that point, Norah O’Donnell questioned whether he’d go as far as Issa “who has accused the administration of being liars.”

“I never like to use that word,” McCain replied. “I think that we should let these investigations take their course, let the facts come out.”

That said, the last few hearings did reflect well on the IRS, he added. “They’re not covering themselves with distinction here,” the senator contended. “But I think these hearings are what we should rely on to a significant degree.”

Issa had posited that IRS targeting came from Washington and labeled White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.”

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