Nancy Pelosi threatens to expose ethics committee investigation
Nancy Pelosi has never been one for tact when expressing her opinions, but this time her foolhardy political assassination attempt might just place her before the same House Ethics Committee whose secret proceedings she threatened to expose.
In an interview with far-left website Talkingpointsmemo Nancy Pelosi delighted at the prospect of Newt Gingrich winning the Republican nomination:
“I like Barney Frank’s quote the best, where he said ‘I never thought I’d live such a good life that I would see Newt Gingrich be the nominee of the Republican Party,” Pelosi said in the interview last Friday. “That quote I think spoke for a lot of us.”
While Pelosi didn’t offer any details into Newt Gingrich’s past wrongdoings, she did what would be considered unthinkable, she tossed out a veiled threat.
“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. Having spent the last week or so delving into Gingrich’s past from various undisclosed locations completely unknown to the former House Speaker and his allies, I’m confident that if Gingrich gets the nomination his baggage will need its own airport-style carousel.”
All but one of the ethics charges against Newt Gingrich were either disposed of a no sign of violation of House ethics rules or dismissed out-of-hand. The sole charge that stuck had to do with the way a document was signed. It was the worst example of partisan witch-hunting ever seen in Washington.
Pelosi’s threat to reveal private information from the ethics committee is in itself a violation of House rules and many up on Capitol Hill are enraged.
Meanwhile it didn’t take long for Newt Gingrich to respond to Pelosi. “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard as an early Christmas gift,” he told Politico, adding, “That is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House.
The big question now is whether current Speaker of the House Boehner will refer this clear violation to the House Ethics Committee to see whether Pelosi’s reprehensible behavior will be addressed or if she’ll be able to slide by once again.
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