Friday, March 7, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- Republican House Speaker John Boehner is defending Darrell Issa , chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Issa is being ripped by Democrats for abruptly cutting off Dems and adjourning a hearing on the IRS Wednesday. Boehner called Issa an effective chairman and said the California Republican was within his rights to adjourn the hearing when he did. Boehner said it was not a new hearing but a continuation of a prior hearing. Issa's panel has been investigating the IRS' targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Democrats note that some progressive groups were also identified for additional scrutiny.