There’s a reason why voters, Republicans and Democrats alike, don’t trust Darrell Issa. From his very public criminal past, unethical business dealings, steering millions in taxpayer dollars to increase his net worth to seven hundred million dollars, to abandoning his district and his values-- Darrell Issa has always looked out for himself, he’ll do or say anything to enrich himself and sellout everyone to buy power in Washington.
The only reason Issa is running for Congress again is because he was rejected for a Trump administration job after an FBI background check exposed his criminal past, including multiple arrests for car theft and illegal weapon possession. with grand theft auto, arrested and convicted for illegal possession of guns and tear gas, accused of arson to collect insurance money, and was demoted in the military for unsatisfactory conduct. If Issa is too corrupt to represent Trump, isn’t he too corrupt to represent us in congress? [Citation: The New Yorker]
Issa is now treating CA50 as his rebound, a fallback plan, a district he doesn’t live in that he can exploit for his own quest for power. In Issa’s own words: “Quite frankly, if I’m not confirmed by Nov. 3, then I expect I’ll be a candidate for the congressional seat.”
While small businesses in our community struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic, Issa cut to the front of the line and pocketed over 150 thousand dollars in taxpayer money for his multi-
million-dollar empire. As if that weren’t bad enough, his financial filings show his spouse drawing a salary from their jointly held business receiving the relief. Yet again, Issa put himself over voters, shutting out local businesses from critical PPP loans when they needed it most. That same financial quarter he loaned his campaign exactly $150,000.
Darrell Issa may be corrupt, but so was Hunter. What’s the difference? Hunter was corrupt but a reliable conservative, Darrell Issa is corrupt AND an unreliable conservative. His record is full of flip flops and contradictions, proving that he’s only in it for himself.
To those voters who held their nose and voted for Hunter because of his conservative votes in Congress, Darrell Issa is both corrupt and his record is inconsistent.
As conservative leader Carl DeMaio pointed out during the 2020 primary:
Eighteen years. That’s how long Darrell Issa spent in Washington wooing lobbyists and taking millions in campaign contributions from dark money groups, big corporations, and billionaire donors. He then voted over and over to benefit the people who funded his campaigns at the expense of California families. Issa steered millions in taxpayer dollars to help his own businesses, increasing his net worth seven hundred million dollars
Issa is hated by his former colleagues
Issa embodies the worst of Washington DC. A non-partisan ethics organization named him one of the most corrupt members of Congress, saying he, quote, “claims to defend the law, but then places himself above it to suit his political agenda.” And the Union-Tribune called him, quote, “one of the more divisive figures in Washington.” [Citation: San Diego Union-Tribune]
Issa voted to eliminate health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and tax older Americans extra, according to the AARP.
Issa votes to serve special interests and himself, like when he bowed to party leaders and voted for tax bills to raise taxes on middle-class families and homeowners but give big breaks to big corporations and millionaires.
Updated: October 3rd, 2020
Darrell Issa is a Washington DC politician who looks out for his own self-interest and the interest of his corporate donors at the expense of San Diego and Temecula families. We can’t count on him to have our back because he’s always looking out for his own.
Voters need to know this information the week ballots drop.
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