Issa dodges when asked if he wants Trump to campaign alongside him


Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Sunday dodged the question of whether or not he would like President Trump to campaign for him during the 2018 midterms.

“I was with [Department of Homeland Security] Secretary [John] Kelly,” Issa said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” when directly asked if he would like Trump to come to California’s 49th congressional district to campaign alongside him.

Host Dana Bash pushed Issa on the question, but the congressman gave the same answer.

{mosads}“I was with Secretary Kelly, who is one of his greater appointments,” Issa said.

Issa, who has served in Congress since 2001, said he believes in Trump’s policies and wants them to be in place in his district.

“I think the people in my district who did vote for me have some doubts at times about certain aspects of the president’s behavior, but I’ll tell you something, they don’t have any question that he’s appointed good people to serve and they’re trying to do their job,” Issa said.

“So when I look at my district, which is a high-tech, high skilled district, that wants to see successes, I’m going to be more interested in making sure that if I’m going to have an argument with the president, it’s going to be making sure that we continue better free trade with more trade, and other issues.” 

Issa faced a tough reelection in 2016, but ultimately won a narrow victory over opponent Marine Col. Doug Applegate (D), who went after Issa for supporting Trump.

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