The battle to become the next Darrell Issa
By JAKE SHERMAN | 3/9/14 10:31 PM EDT
It’s an opportunity that has some Republicans salivating: becoming the next Darrell Issa.
The California Republican’s perch atop the headline-grabbing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee doesn’t wrap up until the end of this year, but a high-profile group of Republicans is already jockeying to take his gavel.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah wants it and is building up chits among his colleagues. Veteran Rep. John Mica of Florida is considering making a run for the job. Ohio Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Turner have thrown their names into the mix.
Trio seeks to succeed Rep. Issa
By Molly K. Hooper – 02/27/14 06:00 AM EST
The race is on to replace Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
At least three Republican lawmakers are interested in Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform gavel: Reps. John Mica (Fla.), Jason Chaffetz (Utah) and Michael Turner (Ohio).
Issa is in his final year of the six-year GOP term limit for committee chairmen.
Chaffetz, the most junior of the trio, is actively pursuing the coveted perch.
A senior member of the Oversight Committee, Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), said the outspoken Utah lawmaker has visited him to win his support.
GOP battle begins; lawmakers jockey to replace Issa as House Oversight chair
March 10, 2014 by Janeen Capizola
Some Republican lawmakers are already lining up to become the next chief Obama tormenter, but the current chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn’t exactly prepared to give up the leadership role at the end of the year.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is facing a term limit after having served six years as Oversight Committee chair, but, for the sake of “continuity,” Issa may ask the GOP “leadership to waive Republican rules so he can serve two more years,” Politico reported.
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