With scandal upon scandal piling up for the Republican Party, the stress is clearly getting to some prominent Republicans.
According to Politico's Rachael Bade, Congressman Darrell Issa gave her the middle finger and walked off when she asked about the reports that President Donald Trump asked then- FBI director James Comey to drop his investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
On Twitter, Bade said the California Republican gave her the silent treatment -- and then the finger -- before stalking away.
I just asked @DarrellIssa abt the Comey news and he flicked me off -- literally gave me the middle finger -- and kept walking. Said nothing— Rachael Bade (@Rachael Bade)1494973746.0
Many were not impressed by the vulgar actions of the congressman.
Wow @DarrellIssa. Truly inappropriate behavior for a Congressman. Working families in your district deserve better!… https://t.co/kjRUOKbDcS— San Diego Labor Council (@San Diego Labor Council)1494977110.0
There was speculation that this is a sign Darrell Issa won't be running for reelection in 2018.
Increasingly doubt that he runs again in 2018. https://t.co/4iwQST0HdU— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1494975793.0
Keeping it classy.
Darrell Issa, classy as ever. https://t.co/XOdXd3phq3 https://t.co/lTkzxMzyby— James Downie (@James Downie)1494978673.0
Issa's phone number has already been retweeted over 500 times.
Wow. You can reach @DarrellIssa at 760-599-5000 He won 50.3% of the vote in 2016 to barely hold onto his seat. 20… https://t.co/dwEuB3Cd7W— State of Resistance (@State of Resistance)1494974780.0
Issa's opponent even chimed in.
If you are sick and tired of this kind of behavior from Darrell Issa, join our grassroots campaign to defeat him:… https://t.co/a0iaalOQIC— Mike Levin (@Mike Levin)1494974674.0
UPDATE: Congressman Issa is now denying the whole incident while others are rushing to defend Rachael Bade.
I was there. Not in position to see the gesture but saw Issa turn to Rachael, her react. I believe @rachaelmbade https://t.co/U248Af4u8t— Erica Werner (@Erica Werner)1494979556.0