Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) — who sought to have the attacks on Benghazi investigated ad nauseam — on Monday said that Democrats are “overplaying” the deaths that occurred during the violent insurrection on the Capitol last week. Four Americans died during the Benghazi attacks, and at the Capitol last week, five Americans died. Still, Issa went there.
“They’re overplaying a lot of things, including the death of these people on Capitol Hill,” Issa told Marea Bartiromo on Fox Business. Issa then described Donald Trump’s incitement of the insurrection as merely a “misstep.” Issa also said that banning Trump’s volatile Twitter account was “kicking him while he’s down.”
As for the deaths of 5 Americans, including a police officer, Issa thinks Democrats are overplaying it.
“There’s no question at all that I think the liberals saw an opportunity, a misstep by the president that they’re going to overplay, and they’re overplaying it as we speak,” he said. “They’re overplaying a lot of things, including the death of these people on Capitol Hill.”
“They’re overplaying a lot of things, including the deaths of these people on Capitol Hill” — Rep. Darrell Issa, who supported endless investigations into Benghazi (ht @KailiJoy) pic.twitter.com/z1adqYpN2n
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 11, 2021
Issa pissed off the Internet with his remarks.
On Fox News, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa says those calling for Trump’s removal are “overplaying” the deaths during the Jan 6 assault on Congress. That would include the killing of the Capitol Police officer who the Trump mob bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher https://t.co/sNFLTaMY0d
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) January 11, 2021
Fuck Darrell Issa. Fuck him in the ear. https://t.co/1ivwbloFLK
— Michael Greyeyes (@MichaelGreyeyes) January 11, 2021
Are you f-ing kidding me????
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 11, 2021
THE FUCKING CAPITOL WAS ASSAULTED.
PEOPLE DIED @DarrellIssa. YOU WERE ALL IN DANGER.
Are you people so broken you don’t understand there need to be serious consequences and an accounting for this? https://t.co/rSilbw2MRS
— Nash Across the 8th Dimension (@Nash076) January 11, 2021
It’s hard to overstate the offensiveness of what this complete asshole said. How awful. https://t.co/pDbar7RA2o
— Hold My PomPoms Bitches (@Scattered211) January 11, 2021
Darrell Issa literally led the Benghazi investigations and bragged about achieving his desired results: bringing down Hillary’s poll numbers.
4 people died in Benghazi and Hillary didn’t tell the terrorists to murder them.
That’s the difference, Darrell, you fucking jagoff. https://t.co/CWFUwdkt2E
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 11, 2021
What a hot mess. I hope we can see a 9/11 style commission on the insurrection in the very near future.
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