Sep 17, 2020
Darrell Issa: Trump Needs Allies in Congress
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President Donald Trump needs allies in the House of Representatives, said former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), commenting on his campaign to represent California’s 50th congressional district in a joint interview with Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
Issa, who previously represented the 49th district before retiring, is facing off against Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running in the district for the second time.
Trump nominated Issa in 2017 to become director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. “I got blocked by one particular Democrat in the Senate, Bob Menendez,” recalled Issa.
Former Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) represented California’s 50th District until his resignation after pleading guilty to the misuse of campaign funds.
“I enjoyed my time in Congress,” said Issa. “I think I can make a real difference, and President Trump needs people at his side in his second term.”
Campa-Najjar has attacked Issa as an outsider to the district. He has also mocked Issa for supporting Trump after previously opposing him. Issa supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the 2016 presidential race.
Issa went from disliking Trump in #CA49 to licking his boots in #CA50 pic.twitter.com/wHIZFFyET4
— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) August 13, 2020
In the interview Sunday, Issa highlighted Campa-Najjar’s praise of his grandfather, Muhammad Yousef al-Najjar (Abu Yousef), a Palestinian terrorist involved in the mass murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. He was killed in 1973 by Israeli commandos in Beirut, Lebanon.
Issa said, “Five years ago, he was still calling his grandfather a ‘legend’, and he is still very close to his father who is high-ranking member of the PLO. He he grew up in Gaza [and] he is still an individual who is is quite anti-Israel.”
Issa added, “He changed his name from Ammar Yasser Najjar to Campa[-Najjar] so he could be more Hispanic, but that’s politics. We’re used to it, but the voters need to be informed.”
Issa noted Campa-Najjar had been endorsed left-wing elected politicians such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Campa-Najjar supports gun control legislation, and has been endorsed by Moms Demand Action:
Honored to receive the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from @MomsDemand. It’s time to pass common sense, common values gun legislation. Our kids and communities are worth saving. #TogetherWeCan protect our rights and our communities. pic.twitter.com/ITUDqacaTm
— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) April 19, 2018
However, he describes himself as a supporter of the Second Amendment on his website:
Campa-Najjar is a responsible gun owner who believes in the Second Amendment. He supports adopting the same common-sense practices used by the military before issuing recruits a weapon, like background checks, psych evaluation, training and safe storage. Instead of banning firearms because of how they look, Ammar believes investing in mental health and enforcing existing laws on bump stocks and conversion kits will go further to reduce gun violence.
Via Twitter, Campa-Najjar seemingly invited Issa to a marksmanship challenge.
Hey, @DarrellIssa — how about you get out from behind your staff, who you blame for everything, and meet me outdoors for a friendly challenge?
Let our records speak for themselves. I‘ve always believed in safe, sane, trained, law-abiding gun ownership.
How about you? #CA50 pic.twitter.com/03PUfzOBU5
— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) August 28, 2020
Issa replied to Campa-Najjar’s on Breitbart News Sunday: “When I served my country for 10 years in the army, I was awarded [as] an expert marksman. I think I could hit a target if I needed to, but I don’t need to prove that.”
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Nancy Pelosi Says She Is Not Considering Another Impeachment Probe Into Donald Trump
After hinting at possible impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she is not considering another inquiry, Fox News reported.
“I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters on the one-year anniversary of her announcement of the first probe.
Pelosi floated the possible second impeachment during a Sunday interview on ABC News’ This Week. Her hint came amid the Republican Party’s push to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which has been met with fierce backlash from Democrats.
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pushed back on Pelosi’s hint at another attempt at impeaching Trump.
“I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being speaker.”
“She may think she has a quiver – we do too,” he added, referring to Pelosi’s claim that Democratic lawmakers would fight the GOP with “every arrow” in their “quiver.”
Trump was previously impeached by Pelosi’s Lower Chamber in December for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. However, he was later acquitted by the Senate, with just one Republican — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney — in favor of removing the president from office.
The president said on Fox & Friends this week that he will likely announce his nomination for Ginsburg’s vacancy on Saturday.Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images
Despite walking back a second impeachment, Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are still taking aim at Trump’s White House for abuses of power. As reported by The Hill, House Democrats on Wednesday revealed sweeping legislation that would strengthen congressional checks on the executive branch to provide anti-corruption tools and increased oversight. Pelosi told reporters that the new legislation is part of Congress’ “sacred obligation” to Americans to “defend the rule of law and restore accountability and basic ethics to the government.”
“And that is exactly what we’re doing,” she added.
One proposal would prevent Trump and federal officials from accepting foreign gifts, while another would speed up the legal process tied to congressional subpoenas. Another proposal would enact fines of up to $50,000 for violations of the Hatch Act, which the Trump administration has been accused of breaking.
According to The Hill, the new proposals will not become law during Trump’s current term in the White House with Republicans in control of the Senate.