5/5/16, "Darrell Issa: Donald Trump is the 'obvious choice' for president," Washington Examiner, Daniel Chaitin
"Congressman Darrell Issa endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday,
adding another prominent Republican lawmaker to his growing list of
backers after the businessman became the party's presumptive nominee on
"Elections are choices, and this year provides as clear an
option between two candidates as any times in recent memory," Issa said
in a statement titled "Donald Trump is the obvious choice for every
"Donald Trump is the obvious choice for every American suffering
from eight years of disastrous economic policies and anti-job
regulations that have causes real pain to tens of millions of Americans
who need and deserve better," Issa said.
"Donald Trump is the obvious
choice for every American harmed by Obamacare, outraged by the
continuous corruption of the State Department, Justice Department and
the IRS, and worried about a failed foreign policy that has weakened our
military, let down our allies and endangered Americans everywhere."
Comparing Trump to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Issa said
the former secretary of state represents a continuation of President
Obama's "arrogant" administration.
"Hillary Clinton makes it clear she's running for Barack Obama's
third term in the White House with nothing but a different name on the
door," Issa said. "That makes our choice all the more obvious."
Issa, who was chair of the House Government Oversight committee
from 2011 to 2015, led an inquiry into the 2012 attacks on the U.S.
embassy in Benghazi that left four dead.
"Eight years of an arrogant administration and continuous corruption is a long time — and it is long enough," he concluded."
Issa represents California District 49.