Issa Blasts Donnelly for Sharia Law Comment

Los Angeles Times profiles Kashkari’s work on at the Treasury Department.

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Karyn Bruggeman
May 9, 2014, 7:10 a.m.

Rep. Dar­rel Issa (R) “on Thursday an­grily de­nounced” state As­sembly­man Tim Don­nelly’s (R) “at­tempts to link gubernat­ori­al rival” and former Treas­ury of­fi­cial Neel Kashkari (R) “to fun­da­ment­al­ist Is­lam­ic law” in a post on Face­book. Don­nelly claimed Kashkari “con­doned the stric­tures of sharia law be­cause he once par­ti­cip­ated in a U.S. Treas­ury con­fer­ence about Is­lam­ic fin­ance.”

“There is no place in any pub­lic dis­cus­sion for this type of hate­ful and ig­nor­ant garbage,” Issa said in a state­ment. “As far as I’m con­cerned, this type of stu­pid­ity dis­qual­i­fies Tim Don­nelly from be­ing fit to hold any of­fice, any­where. Don­nelly is no longer a vi­able op­tion for Cali­for­nia voters.” He con­tin­ued: “It is crap like this that gives Re­pub­lic­ans a bad name, and there is no place in the Re­pub­lic­an Party or in this race for someone like Tim Don­nelly.” (Los Angeles Times)

AVOID­ING THE TARP TRAP. The Los Angeles Times pro­filed Kashkari’s (R) time at the U.S. Treas­ury De­part­ment run­ning the Troubled As­set Re­lief Pro­gram. Kashkari “hopes voters will fo­cus on the pro­gram’s suc­cess in com­bat­ing the fin­an­cial crisis, not the policy’s un­pop­ular­ity.” The pro­file in­cludes com­ments from former Treas­ury Sec­ret­ary Henry Paulson, and notes that in her new book, “A Fight­ing Chance,” Mas­sachu­setts Sen. Eliza­beth War­ren (D) “who chaired a TARP over­sight pan­el at the time”¦was less com­pli­ment­ary” of Kashkari’s work.


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