"@davidplouffe David Plouffe: Strong words from Mr Grand Theft Auto and suspected arsonist/insurance swindler. And loose ethically today."
June 2, 2013 10:00 pm via Twitter for iPhone Reply Retweet Favorite
Plouffe's "grand theft auto" ad hominem refers to larceny charges the congressman faced in 1972 for allegedly stealing a Maserati sports car. The charges were eventually dropped. The "arson" claim, meanwhile, dates back to a 1982 fire that torched a warehouse Issa used to store electronics from his car-alarm business. Investigators at the time deemed the fire "suspicious," but Issa was never charged with fraud, and eventually settled with the insurance company out of court.