Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Saturday lashed out at a reporter for suggesting the Republicans’ newly hatched continuing resolution (CR) is dead on arrival in the Senate.
“How dare you presume a failure? How dare you? How dare you? How dare you presume a failure?” Issa asked, his voice rising with each question.
“The fact is, this country is based on people saying they won’t do things, and at the end of the day, coming together to compromise. We continue to anticipate that there’s an opportunity for sensible compromise,” he added.
“I will not accept from anybody the assumption that we’ll have failure.”
The remarks came as Issa was leaving a rare Saturday meeting of the Republican conference in the Capitol, where GOP leaders unveiled their latest plan to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 and prevent a shutdown the following day.