WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee's vote to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of GOP efforts to suppress votes in the upcoming elections, the top House Democrat said Thursday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder was "a shameful display of an abuse of power" by House Republicans. She said it was not a coincidence that Holder is the government official in charge of preventing voter suppression and enforcing civil liberties.
"These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote" that also involves big donors who are anonymously contributing large sums of money to GOP candidates and causes, she said.
Does she really think that doubling down on slander with such a bizarre linkage is a winning strategy? The smell of desperation here is overwhelming. Or has she just lost her mind on Pluto?
Given her Obamacare explanations, I think Pluto may be the best explanation. Steve Hayward writes:
Now, I know that Pelosi is among the most incoherent and inarticulate Speakers of the House ever, but this is beyond comically unpersuasive. Really–it took her two years to come up with this? It is beyond unpersuasive—it is unserious.