1.15.2015 HERSHEY, Pa. — House committee rooms are typically adorned with portraits of former chairmen. But former Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa’s portrait will be stashed away in a conference room, away from public view.
In an interview at the annual Republican legislative retreat, incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said he wants to be “inspired by the people we serve, not former committee chairmen.” He said he and the committee’s top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chose photos of postal workers and other everyday Americans.
In addition to removing the Issa’s watchful eyes from the committee room, Chaffetz also replaced about 60% of the 60 employees who worked for Issa, according to a committee spokeswoman who described that sort of turnover as not uncommon. source: CNN