Republican congressman Darrell Issa claims Democrats are 'overplaying the death ...

Republican congressman Darrell Issa claims Democrats are 'overplaying the death of these people on Capitol Hill' He said impeachment amounted to 'kicking [] when he's down' Complained about Twitter shutting off 's feed  Spoke amid jarring footage around death of Officer Brian Sicknick Three supporters also died in the melee Issa famously pursued Benghazi investigation 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:18 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 19:19 GMT, 11 January 2021

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Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is warning Democrats are 'overplaying a lot of things, including the deaths of these people' by pursuing impeachment, following the Capitol riot that led to the death of a Capitol Police officer.

He spoke as the Capitol was still mourning the loss of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who died amid the violent riot in the Capitol by supporters following the president's speech at a 'stop the steal' rally Wednesday.

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Democrats sought to bring up a resolution Monday that would have instructed Vice President Mike Pence to convene the cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment seeking to declare unfit for office, while introducing an article of impeachment expected to come to a vote Wednesday.

'Well it's probably similar to shutting off the Twitter feed of somebody after, after his presidency is essentially all over,' Issa said, comparing the impeachment effort to Twitter shutting down 's feed by saying there was a risk of incitement to violence.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Democrats are 'overplaying a lot of things, including the deaths of these people' following the riot by Trump supporters inside the U.S. Capitol

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Democrats are 'overplaying a lot of things, including the deaths of these people' following the riot by supporters inside the U.S. Capitol

'It's kicking when he's down, it's getting rid of 88 million people who follow and listen to the President,' said Issa,' putting the effort in terms of 's own legacy and state of mind.

Issa claimed that 'liberals saw an opportunity misstep by the President that they're going to overplay and they're overplaying it as we speak.' Some Republicans have called for to step down after calling for his supporters to 'fight' before the Capitol riot. The impeachment article charges

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