Democratic Whip, James Clyburn (D-SC), is reported by theHill.com to have warned voters that if the Republicans gain a majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans will investigate Obama to the extent that it will end functioning government in the United States for the next two years. Clyburn said:
…Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take power. He predicted that “gridlock” in Congress would “define” Obama’s first term if Republicans win the House, but expressed confidence his party would prevail.
Clyburn noted that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Oversight panel, has said will will issue “subpoenas everywhere” if Republicans win the majority.
This is what Issa said:
“That will make all the difference in the world,” he told 400 applauding party members during a dinner at the chocolate-themed Hershey Lodge. “I won’t use it to have corporate America live in fear that we’re going to subpoena everything. I will use it to get the very information that today the White House is either shredding or not producing.”
It remains to be seen how much the birther issue will energize the Democratic base.