January 3rd, 2011
11:40 AM ET

GOPer calls Obama administration 'corrupt'

Gabriella Schwarz

(CNN) – The incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman on Sunday tried to clarify his recent remarks to Rush Limbaugh where he called President Obama "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times."

Rep. Darrell Issa said he meant to say the Obama administration instead of the president.

"When you hand out $1 trillion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) just before this president came in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus, that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting effect," Issa said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Issa cannot and should not be allowed to do any investigation, he's already predetermine President Obama is guilty and in any court of law a judge would remove him from duty. I expect the Justices to do so. In America everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  2. Dianne Aramaki

    I find it very sad, as a Christian, that the religious right has wanted a "Christian" President for so very long and now that they have one who has a truly Christian world view they do not even recognize it.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:18 am |
  3. Kapila

    Darrel is twsiting his statement. He should make a public apology for his explicit racist attitude to President Obama.

    The republicans are too upset that this country is led by a non-white person. It is just the message everyone get from all GOP talks like Darrel's . No wonder they are now trying to kick out Michael Steel !!!

    Darrel Issa is the most dispicable guy in politics. As a token for respect for the American public, he should step down depart POLITICS for good – in the best interest of America!!!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:52 am |
  4. Jonathon

    Maybe you boys and girls missed the news but Bush is no longer President. Obama is President and he is corrupt and incompetent.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
  5. Jerry

    Darrell must have slept through the Bush years, and just woke up to find the mess we're in, that this President is fixing. He's pathetic, and simply out of touch with reality.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  6. Annie Kate

    Corrupt administration? He ought to start with the Bush administration before he slams the Obama administration. Both probably have some degree of corruption in them but lets not let the GOP off the hook by not citing them for their corrupt doings as well.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm |