Reporter Says Darrell Issa Gave Her The Finger When Asked About Comey (TWEETS)

Politico Congressional reporter Rachael Bade started a Twitter war with Congressman Darrell Issa yesterday, accusing Issa of flipping her the bird when she questioned him on the topic of recently ousted former FBI director James Comey.

In a tweet that has been retweeted more than 25,000 times since Tuesday, Bade claims in no uncertain terms that Congressman Issa “literally gave me the middle finger” when she asked for any recent news or comments on Comey’s firing. Issa eventually replied to Bade’s tweet to deny the claim, stating that Bade “must have seen or heard something to believe this happened, but it didn’t.”

Another Congressional correspondent, Erica Werner with the Associated Press, tweeted to say that she was present at the time that Issa was believed to have given Bade the obscene gesture, however, she was unable to see exactly what happened and only “saw Issa turn to Rachael, her react. I believe [Bade].”

Earlier this month, Issa cast his vote in favor of the American Health Care Act, the plan designed by the Trump administration to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s Affordable Health Care Act, a move met with great dissatisfaction. As a result, since Rachael Bade’s most recent accusation against Issa, her Twitter post was flooded with replies criticizing Issa’s stance on health care and calling for his resignation.

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