2013-05-31T200308Z_1_CBRE94U1FHO00_RTROPTP_3_USA-IRS-LERNER

Rep. Darrell Issa didn’t mince words this morning in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, making his feelings on the IRS scandal–and the White House’s handling of it–known. Calling Jay Carney a “paid liar,” Issa asserted that the targeting scandal originated in Washington, contrary to what Carney and other officials have said when questioned on the matter.

“Their paid liar, their spokesperson, the picture behind, he’s still making up things about what happened and calling this a local rogue,” said Issa, pointing to a picture of Jay Carney.

“The reason that Lois Lerner tried to take the fifth [amendment] is not because there’s a rogue in Cincinnati,” he added. “It’s because this is a problem that was coordinated. in all likelihood, right out of Washington headquarters.”