Will you please get rid of Darrell Issa?:
House Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) perhaps mistook a resolution honoring journalist Tim Russert for one involving oil and natural gas drilling this afternoon.
Russert, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, died of a sudden heart attack last Friday at the age of 58.
“We’re going to miss Tim Russert when it comes to the people on both sides of the issue of why we have…$5 gasoline and $135 oil,” Issa said during his condolence speech. “I think Tim Russert would have been just the right guy to hold people accountable who would talk about the 68 million acres that are, quote, ‘inactive,’ while in fact, 41 million are under current lease and use, and are producing millions of barrels of oil and natural gas a day.”