Back in November, Rep. Darrell Issa won reelection over a novice Democrat by fewer than 2,000 votes, and it seems to have shaken him.
The nine-term Vista Republican has made multiple moves that indicate the conservative watchdog during the Obama era is moving to moderate his image as Democrats target his seat for 2018. He’s already drawn two Democratic opponents.
Does Issa think he’s moved toward the center?
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said by phone, calling the idea “bullshit.”
Issa said that nothing has changed except that more attention is focused on him.
“I am who I am. I vote based on what I think is the right thing,” he said.
Of course the “bullshit” is all from Issa. Here’s how Issa has been selling out the people who elected him.
- He’s been breaking with his party on Trump
- He’s been hesitant on Affordable Care Act repeal efforts
- He’s been highlighting time he spends with local Democrats
- He’s been meeting with the protesters outside his office, and trying to persuade them he’s not ultraconservative
“Bullshit” is right. He’s a RINO sellout. No doubt about it.
Read the whole story in the LA Times