President Donald Trump needs allies in the House of Representatives, said former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), commenting on his campaign to represent California’s 50th congressional district in a joint interview with Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
Issa, who previously represented the 49th district before retiring, is facing off against Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running in the district for the second time.
Trump nominated Issa in 2017 to become director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. “I got blocked by one particular Democrat in the Senate, Bob Menendez,” recalled Issa.
Former Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) represented California’s 50th District until his resignation after pleading guilty to the misuse of campaign funds.
“I enjoyed my time in Congress,” said Issa. “I think I can make a real difference, and President Trump needs people at his side in his second term.”