Democrats in the House Oversight Committee are in full revolt against Republican Chairman Darrell Issa, so much that one Democrat said he will urge members of the Obama administration not to testify before the committee.
Today during a meeting of the technology subcommittee, Democrat Gerald Connolly said, “I’m going to advise the [Obama] administration to decline all requests by the Majority to testify before this Subcommittee and the full committee until this matter is resolved.”
The Oversight Committee is the chief investigative body of the House and one of the most powerful committees in Congress. As Oversight chairman, Issa has the power to request or subpoena witnesses, including members of the executive administration. Minority members of the committee may request witnesses, but they can be approved or denied at the chair’s discretion.