Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Pelosi Uses Ethics Committee Info to Threaten Gingrich

Last Friday brought lightly veiled threats from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of lots of dirt she will sling, should Newt Gingrich become the GOP presidential primary winner. She reminded a liberal blogger that she was a member of the House Ethics Committee that investigated complaints against the former Speaker during his time in Washington, D.C. leadership.

Pelosi didn’t go into detail about Gingrich’s past transgressions, but she tipped her hand. “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi said. “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

Make no mistake - this upcoming presidential campaign will be extra dirty and ugly. President Obama has little to run on and lots of failures so he has nothing else but to bloody his opponent. His willing cohorts in the Democratic party are ready to help out.

Maybe Pelosi was told of what a blunder she made when she tossed around her mud. Now she is walking back her threats.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now says she is not sitting on a trove of opposition research on former House Speaker-turned-GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. …

Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, suggested that her comments have been misconstrued beyond the leader’s intent.

“Leader Pelosi was clearly referring to the extensive amount of information that is in the public record, including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware,” Hammill wrote in a statement.

Pretty hard to "misconstrue" comments when we can read them for ourselves. It has been widely acknowledged that the charges were all politics from the likes of Pelosi at the time. Gingrich was cleared of any wrongdoings with the IRS and there is nothing new there. Pelosi would just like for the voters to think she knows something. We all know that Pelosi knows very little. About anything.

Should Pelosi go back to her original claims, she can be held responsible for divulging classified information. She's the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans.

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