The guy who picked on Democrats continually will have to be confirmed by the US Senate….
That is probably gonna be a bumpy ride with Democrats most assuredly looking to take bites out of him….
President Donald Trump on Wednesday named retiring Rep. Darrell Issa to head the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, setting up what could be a contentious confirmation battle in the Senate.
As former House Oversight Committee chairman, the nine-term congressman built a name for himself by dogging the Obama Administration for years. He turned the IRS upside-down by accusing top officials of targeting conservative groups for political purposes, led the charge to hold former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, and accused President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of trying to covering up the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks in 2012.
That’s left him virtually friendless on the left, which could be problematic for his confirmation in a chamber with a very slim GOP majority.
Trump’s decision to name Issa USTDA director comes just weeks before Issa was set to retire from politics. Due to the changing demographics in his Southern California district, Issa’s once-safe GOP seat has become a top target for Democrats….