Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire: statement

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Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire: statement

Issa was a leader of the Republican congressional charge to investigate the Obama administration's handling of the attacks in Benghazi, where the us ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed by militants on September 11, 2012. Republicans slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for years over the scandal. Holder refused to hand over internal Justice Department documents about a botched gun-sting operation in Arizona. From the bottom of my heart - thank you - to everyone for your support and the honor of serving you all these years. Gray Davis, "an end to abusive Congressional earmarks", the strengthening of the Violence against Women Act, and strengthening standards for government accountability.

"Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve", he continued.

Issa, who comes from a San Diego district and is reportedly worth $250 million, said he will not seek re-election later this year, though would finish his ninth term in Congress. Issa, known to most people for his entertainingly bumbling turn as chairman of the House Oversight Committee during the Obama years, is one more wildebeest in the midst of a Republican stampede, dashing headlong for the exits.

Issa, who joined the House in 2001, won re-election in 2016 by a half percentage point in a district that favored Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to President Donald Trump. He barely won re-election in 2016 in his Orange County-based seat, defeating Democrat Doug Applegate by less than 1 percent.

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"We're going to close the loopholes, stop the outsourcing of American jobs and get our broken H-1B system back to what it was meant to be", Issa said in a tweet. More than two dozen GOP lawmakers have made similar announcements for the midterms.

I wish @DarrellIssa well in his retirement. Thinking about quitting now, @SteveKnight25, @DanaRohrabacher, @MimiWaltersCA, @RepDavidValadao, @RepJeffDenham?

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In the 1970s, he had a couple of run-ins with the law, including an incident where he and his brother were arrested on suspicion of stealing a red Maserati sports auto from a Cleveland showroom.

"I had a very small sign that said, 'Investigate Russia now, '" the woman, a member of the State Bar of California claimed.

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But by 1982, Issa created a car-alarm company called Directed Electronics, which he eventually moved from Cleveland to San Diego.

"It would be nice if they'd win something before you try to make it into 2006", he said.

"While my service to California's 49th District will be coming to an end, I will continue advocating on behalf of the causes that are most important to me...", he said in his statement, in which he took at least partial credit for several developments, including the recall of California Gov. In statements and interviews on Wednesday, they said they're running to oppose Trump and the GOP's legislative agenda.

Issa had indicated that he was preparing to defend the seat, despite agreement by outside analysts and campaign operatives in both parties that it would have been one of the most competitive races in the country.

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