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Kwame Brown to Rep. Darell Issa: “We’ve Got This”

At WAMU, Patrick Madden reports that Rep. Darrell Issa is pumping the brakes on his plan to make more rules for people who don't live in his home district:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has agreed to set aside a bill that would require background checks for top-level D.C. government appointees, according to D.C. government officials. Issa decided to hold off after hearing from D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown that similar provisions are included in proposed legislation before the council.

Issa's interference in District government is completely appalling. Let me share a rough estimate how many of his constituents care who gets hired by D.C. government: 0. You know what Issa's constituents care about? Unemployment and home foreclosures, just like everyone else in California. Maybe he should focus on those.

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  • anon

    "Issa's interference in District government is completely appalling"

    No, what is completely appalling is that the District government didn't already do criminal background checks on its senior folks. McDonalds does criminal checks on every fry flipper it hires and the DC gov couldn't bother.

    No, whats completely appalling is the C rate incompetant thugs, felons and criminals who currently serve as elected officials in the District. A whopping 40% of the sitting Council is currently under Federal investigation, oh, and the Mayor too.

    The non-felons like Cheh, spend all their time passing granola regulations like "How to treat rodents nicely" legislation.

    I've lived here for decades and I've never pined for the return of the Control Board like I do now.

    This council refuses to police itself. Someone else needs to do it for them.

  • Typical DC BS

    Sorry Shani. Maybe adults need to weigh in on the DC Council's antics, since DC voters have voted incompetent crooks to run the city. At least Rep. Issa shows some sense, which our fine city "leaders" lack.