Republican Darrell Issa, incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman, declared to Rush Limbaugh his controversial assessment of the Obama Administration. In the Limbaugh interview, Issa stated President Obama is "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times."
Issa then scrambled on Sunday's State of the Union CNN program to reclaim his ground. Issa explained that the Obama administration, and not the president himself, was corrupt. He offered "When you hand out $1 trillion nearly in TARP [Troubled Asset Relief Program] just before this president cam in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus, that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting affect."
Issa also offered to CNN Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry "All of that would not have been possible if Congress had done its job. Instead what happened was we gave President Bush [the money and] President Obama inherited $800 billion worth of walking around money with no guidelines."
Issa has pledged to address the issue with his incoming position, as well as prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for the release of diplomatic cables which, in Issa's words, left "the world laughing at this paper tiger we've become."