Republican House Speaker John Boehner is defending Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee.  Issa, a California Republican, is being ripped by Democrats for abruptly cutting off Dems and adjourning a hearing on the IRS. 

"Listen, the hearing was a continuation of a previous hearing.  From what I understand, I think Mr. Issa was within his rights to adjourn the hearing when he did," said the Speaker.

Boehner called Issa an effective chairman.  Issa's panel has been investigating the IRS' targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.  Democrats note that some progressive groups were also identified for additional scrutiny.