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-Joining us now is the managing editor for the D.C.
newspaper, The Hill-- Bob Cusack.
So, Bob, you know, I think if members of Congress wouldn't know why their approval ratings are so low, this-- -Right.
-These committee hearings would be a good place to start.
What's going on there? Is this what we've come to now? There's name calling? -Yeah.
I mean, this committee is very raucous and traditionally has been a very partisan panel.
And actually, Congressmen Cummings and Issa were actually getting along better earlier this year until this scandal broke.
But there are some senators who think it's getting a little bit out of control, and the House Oversight Committee, they've called for a special council to look at into this.
And Rick, one thing to watch, too, is that amid these raucous committee hearings in the House, the Senate Finance Committee is doing a bipartisan probe of the IRS scandal.
They have not gotten a lot of headlines, they're going through tedious-- they have not had hearings on it, but I think that could be the next big news.
And the prompt for the Republicans here is that now, it's a partisan bickering is the story as opposed to new developments.
So, that's the finance committee.
But we're talking-- -Yeah.
-today about the Oversight Committee-- -Yeah.
-with Issa and Cummings.
And this committee as a whole, what's their scorecard look like now? Because we've had them look in to Fast and Furious, they've looked in-- -Uh-huh.
We've got the IRS stuff right now.
How are they doing? -Well, I think Issa certainly as chairman, he got off to a slow start-- acknowledged that publicly.
But he has some-- had some hits as far as this investigation-- working with Senator Grassley, going after Benghazi.
They got some information, but other people, Republicans think that now, it's time for the next phase, and it's either a special council or some type of a special investigative committee that Issa has found out a lot.
But when you're doing investigations that look very partisan, well, you're only gonna find out so much.
And that's been the problem for Darrell Issa, who is in his last couple of years as chairman.
-Managing editor of The Hill, Bob Cusack.
Good to see you, Bob.
Thanks so much.
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