White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today immediately seized the high ground left wide open by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), repeatedly declining to respond to Issa’s charge that he is a “paid liar.” Instead, Carney used questions about the charge to launch into a discussion of President Obama’s commitment to getting to the bottom of the IRS matter.
Carney spoke this afternoon during the daily White House briefing.
I’m not going to get into a back and forth with Chairman Issa. I think what our focus is, and has been, is the need to find out all the inappropriate activity that occurred and make sure that, as the president asked, all those who are responsible and blah blah blah.
Dumb idea, Darrell.