Well, House Democrats aren’t very interested in backing up the woman they elected as Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi claimed the CIA lied to Congress. In response, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, sponsored a resolution to create a bipartisan congressional panel to investigate her claims. The House, voting largely on partisan lines, rejected that probe.
Given how much attention this story has gotten, with even liberal friends of mine saying that her explanations don’t pass the “bulls***” test, you’d think House Democrats would welcome a probe as it would exonerate their Speaker. (That is, if they believe she’s telling the truth.) Democrats may not want to remember this, but former President Bush did not block proposals to investigate their claims that he lied us into the Iraq War. And the Silbermann-Robb invesigation along with the Senate Intelligence Committee probe dismissed those claims (as did Lord Butler’s Report in Britain).
My guess those is Democats don’t want to similarly investigate Mrs. Pelosi because they don’t believe her and don’t want to revisit the embarrassment of her performance last week when, a few months hence, the panel reaches its conclusion that Mrs. Pelosi slandered the CIA.
So, instead of addressing the issue of her boss’s deception, her spokesman Nadeam Elsham does what Democratic staffers do best: blame Republicans. She claimed that the GOP was engaged in “partisan politics and an attempt . . . to distract from the real issue of creating jobs and making progress on health care, energy and education.” Well, Miss Pot, that kettle sure does look black. What do you think Mrs. Pelosi was doing in bringing up this issue in the first place? And what has you been doing when her credbility has been called into question? And what are you doing now? Blaming Republicans. And that’s partisan politics, pure and simple.
It seems House Democrats are trying to distract from the issue of dishonesty among their leaders and growing corruption within their ranks. And this under the helm of the Speaker who promised us “the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.”