VIDEO: Rep. Darrell Issa thrown out of Benghazi hearing

Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was escorted out of Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday.

Issa entered the committee room and lingered for about a minute before being escorted out by committee chairman Representative Ted Gowdy (R-S.C.).

Earlier in the day, Issa tried to stop by the room on Capitol Hill where Blumenthal was being interviewed, but found it empty as they had adjourned for lunch.

Issa became somewhat obsessed with uncovering some sort of serious scandal while he was Oversight Committee Chairman, issuing more subpoenas to summon people to testify before him.

He issued more subpoenas than the previous three committee chairmen combined, over 100 in three years.

Issa became obsessed with finding a smoking-gun, despite the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee reporting last August that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order was given.

NBC News producer Frank Thorp posted this video showing Gowdy and Issa arguing after Issa was removed from the meeting.

[The Hill]