Issa threatens possible subpoena for Obamacare info
October 24th, 2013
07:38 PM ET
6 months ago

Issa threatens possible subpoena for Obamacare info

(CNN) - House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is raising the threat of a possible subpoena if Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn't respond to his panel's questions and requests for documents about problems with the Obamacare website. Committee aides say Sebelius has failed to respond to a previous request and he's now giving her until Monday to comply or possibly face "compulsory" action.


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Name

    Issa – subpoena yourself – tells us why you are wasting all our money

    October 24, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Issa threatens possible subpoena for Obamacare info. Did Issa threaten subpoena When Medicare part D rolled out and was full of glitches . NO, Issa is just a bad a the TPers Cruz

    October 24, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Darrell Issa is Back , Bigger and Badder then Evah , and He wants to Bust some Socialist Pinko ObamoCare Butt.

    He want to get to the Botton of Thangs !

    He acts more like Al Capone then Al Capone .

    What dose he put on his hair 2 stroke motor oil ? .

    October 24, 2013 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Who with an IQ over 10 didn't see that coming?? Of course they will want the info. It's always a better take when there's someone on the inside. They're still trying to destroy the law and doing absolutely nothing to help with a solution.

    These people are pathetic. They can't get over the fact President Obama is in the Oval Office and they AREN'T.

    I don't even know why I'm typing this, it's just going to get moderated out. I keep forgetting the only comments that count are the illiterate rwnj's.

    October 24, 2013 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. John in Brooklyn

    oooooo.....so glad that Rep. Issa is there to protect us from non-existent plots like the IRS and, now, the Obamacare website conspiracy.

    October 24, 2013 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  6. don in albuquerque

    Busily adding more to the already 24+Billion dollars his party has already wasted. Weave any lies you want, the country is no longer listening to the GOTP line of BS.

    October 24, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  7. the hippies were right

    Hey Issa, $24 billion wasted in 2 weeks!

    October 24, 2013 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  8. Former republican, now an independent

    There should be a subpoena issued for Issa wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money on these useless witch hunts. Actually Issa should be behind bars. Whoever elected this car thief to office should hang their heads in shame!

    October 24, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  9. wmontanye

    This guy just needs to go away, It will jump on anything to make "the threat of a possible subpoena". Why isn't he jumping on the SHUT DOWN with "the threat of a possible subpoena"

    October 24, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  10. belinda

    We should be getting subpoena's to have Issa and Cruz both arrested for fraud and domestic terrorism. If it was up to the American people, they would both be in jail.

    October 24, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  11. sonnie3

    She is a moving target and does not want to defend her actions and so she leaves town to avoid the situation she has lots to due with. So give her one more chance and then if necessary, Subpoena Her.

    October 24, 2013 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    The republican party doesn't exist anymore and it never will. What we're witnessing now are a group of out-of-control thugs known as T-Publicans, disguised as American citizens while milking our government for all its worth. Gone forever are the Eisenhower republicans.

    October 24, 2013 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  13. S. B. Stein

    Is he going to cherry pick the information as well as he did with the IRS information? Because if he does, then there is nothing to be trusted in his report.

    October 24, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  14. buongiorno

    what are you waiting for get it done already

    October 24, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  15. Dan5404

    Issa is one of the most repugnant politicians in history. He spent huge numbers of hours and money investigating the IRS and Hillary Clinton with nothing to show for it except exposing the rude, vulgar behavior of the hate-filled GOP. This is just another ultra-right, purely partisan propaganda campaign, doomed to failure just like his other witch-hunts.

    October 24, 2013 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  16. rs

    Ha, ha, ha. Issa and subpoena. It's almost as if you can't have one without the other. Double down GOP, double down, the end is near!

    October 24, 2013 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  17. Manny

    Here he goes again, Issa rearing his ugly comment. Trying to build another hill out of a mole.
    This guy never stops. There need to be a change in qualification requirement to be a congress person; minimum – COllege degree, so that non-educated and ill informed people like Daryl Issa wouldn.t qualify. He is an idiot.

    October 25, 2013 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  18. Name carl

    If the Republicans would put more interest in helping America solving problems as much as they do trying to get this president we would be better off. Shame on Rep Issa and the GOP SHAME on you....

    October 25, 2013 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  19. pete veslocki

    Sebelius should be fired for not keeping the President up to date on Obamacare's problems.

    $400 million to develop another online insurance application system is rediculous. Simply Google insurance companies for quotes.

    Were these soffware firms American companies?
    Follow the money trail.

    Who are the owners?
    Who are the board members?

    What lack of performance penalties and warrantees are in those contracts?

    How many people have actually signed up and saved money doing so?

    This whole thing is unnessary. Simply extending Medicare to everyone would resolve the insurance industries short comings.

    Obama should be impeached.

    October 25, 2013 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  20. Thad

    Issa is an attention seeking clown who needs to return to his junior high detention hail

    October 25, 2013 05:28 am at 5:28 am |
  21. A Kickin' Donkey

    If anything can bolster the HHS Secretary Sebellius, it would be Issa [the lying, selectively highlighting partisan] putting in his two cents.

    October 25, 2013 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  22. J.V.Hodgson

    Hello, what does this achieve in a positive sense ... Nothing
    I sort of hope he finds lots of- mails high lighting issues/ problems.
    Ooops then what? Locking the stable door after the horse has bolted?
    Are congressional hearings/Investigations designed to fix problems or just score political points.
    For ISSA its the latter
    Give us a break!!
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    October 25, 2013 06:04 am at 6:04 am |
  23. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Assa, the GOP incompetent clown should do an investigation on why so many GOP teaparty idiots are in the house of representives , include yourself assa before you get kicked out of office next nov. I guess you got your 350 million dallar in assets honestly huh??????

    October 25, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  24. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Assa the clown is just wasting more taxpayer money on top of the 24 billon the GOP lost last week . What's the score with your investigations ass???? 0 wins. 10 loses of millions of taxpayers money, this GOP teaparty trash needs to go in midterms!!!!

    October 25, 2013 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  25. Marie MD

    I am quivering in my shoes.
    Why don't Californians get rid of a man whose claim to fame was that he stole cars then made millions building car alarms?
    This oversight committee fool continues to throw turd on the wall to see what it sticks and nothing has yet and nothing will.
    He only wants to grandstand because he truly believes that he is god's gift to women. If only he knew most women are not that shallow.

    October 25, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
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