Skip to comments.Republicans keep pressure on Pelosi : Demand evidence of CIA 'lies'
Posted on 06/07/2009 12:52:03 PM PDT by george76
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday declined to say whether she stood by her claim that the CIA lied to her about its interrogation techniques, prompting the chamber's top Republican to warn that the issue is "not going to go away" until Mrs. Pelosi backs up her statement or recants.
"I've said what I'm going to say on that subject," Mrs. Pelosi responded when asked about the topic at her weekly press conference.
The California Democrat has kept mum in the three weeks since sparking a political firestorm by claiming intelligence officials misled her in a September 2002 briefing about enhanced interrogation tactics. She had been trying to deflect accusations that Democratic lawmakers gave tacit approval of the techniques, which President Obama has deemed torture.
Republicans are determined to keep the story in the news, arguing that her refusal to revisit her comments has had a "chilling effect" on the intelligence community. Republicans also noted that Mrs. Pelosi as speaker continues to receive classified intelligence briefings, despite her charges.
"She made this claim and it's her responsibility to either put forward evidence that they did in fact lie to her, which would be a crime, or she needs to retract her statements and apologize," said Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. "Allowing this to hang out there is unconscionable."
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Its funny how she just left that hanging out there about the whole CIA being liars thing.
Hadn’t seen hide nor hair of her in while.....
Call the CIA “liars”
Then go to Red China.
Hope it will all just go away Nancy?
I just hope no one comes up with any nude pictures of the pinched nose Witch!
What does know and when did she know it?
I certainly hope they call her to account on this, and keep it on the front burner until she responds or loses her credibility.
What an arrogant repulsive self-centered politician she is.
The rats have been ducking her out of town lately. She's been on the other side of the world.
Yes these are serious charges. She should not be allowed to just shoot off her mouth and then drop the whole thing when challenged.
Anybody ask Robert Gibbs about the president’s reaction to all this at his press briefings? Does anybody ask tough questions at those briefings?
Bottom feeders, leeches, and slime fish always sink to the bottom of the pond when there's a storm at the surface.
CIA/the farm is not finished with her yet. By the time they are she’ll be gone as Speaker. Even Jr. congresscritters know better than F with the Farm.
Translation: "Ok! So I lied! Now shut up and go away so I can get away with it!"
“What doesN’T she know and when didN’T she know it?”
She knows how to lie very well and expects everyone else does too.
It ain’t going away, Nancy.
Absolutely. Pelosi has put our country in grave danger with her accusations. Either there is corruption in the CIA that needs to be rooted out or Pelosi lied and put the CIA under an undeserved cloud of suspicion.
One way or the other it needs to be cleared up pronto before it results in a catastrophe. Her frigging ego in not more important than the security of the nation.
I applaud the few Repubs involved in keeping the story in the news. That witch needs to finally atone for her wrongs.
Like a sinking ship, I believe Pelosi is taking on water...
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that it may tend to incriminate me.
Peelousy doesn’t even know what teh Republicans are talking about.
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