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Talking Points Memo: Issa: Focus On 'Slut' Comment Dismisses 'Attacks On Americans Of Faith'


-by Ryan J. Reilly

March 2, 2012- House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a letter on Friday that Democrats had a "narrow focus" on Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for her testify about contraception coverage and said members of his staff had been attacked as well.

It was Issa's committee that wouldn't allow Fluke to testify because they said she wasn't an appropriate witness to talk about the topic of religious freedom. Issa criticized Democrats for using the situation to "politicize the situation and use it to raise campaign cash."

Issa said that his female staffers had been the subject of "intense and disgusting accusations and insults -- 'hag,' 'traitor,' and numerous references to anatomy have been among the milder expressions hurled over the phone."

Issa said he does not agree "with many comments that have been made during the effort to examine the constitutionality of Obamacare's mandates on individual freedom, including the ones by Mr. Limbaugh, I find your narrow focus on this particular comment to be self-serving and dismissive of other inappropriate comments and attacks on Americans of faith."

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