Beyond the pale

It’s one thing for Democrats to obstruct Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) efforts to get to the bottom of the administration’s myriad scandals. It’s quite another for them to try to get him killed:

CBS News has learned that a “general threat” was made against a member of Congress who made a fact-finding trip to Libya this week. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., traveled to Tripoli as part of the Republican’s ongoing investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi. . .

Issa planned the trip to Libya in secret, but Democrats on the Oversight Committee revealed the plans in a press release last Friday when they obtained a copy of his itinerary.

(Emphasis mine.)

The Democrats’ purported complaint was that Issa didn’t invite anyone else along with him, but that’s a complaint they easily could have made after he was safely home. I suppose their defense will be that they were too stupid to consider the security implications.

POSTSCRIPT: As to the substance of the Democrats’ complaint, it should be self-evident that a secret fact-finding trip with one Congressman is much more likely to learn something of use than a big “fact-finding” circus. (Of course, they don’t want him to learn anything.) Moreover, they would hardly have gone if they had been invited; they won’t even stay for testimony offered in Congressional chambers.

(Via the Daily Caller.)

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