Skip to comments.Hoyer Declines to Back Up Pelosi's Claim That CIA Misled Congress
Posted on 05/14/2009 3:43:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Hoyer Declines to Back Up Pelosi's Claim That CIA Misled Congress House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer does not vouch for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation against the CIA.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deputy in the House declined to back her up on her stunning claim Thursday that the CIA misled Congress about its use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, panned the recent criticism of Pelosi as a "distraction" during a verbal tangle with Republican Whip Eric Cantor on the House floor.
But when asked directly whether he shares Pelosi's belief that the CIA misled Congress, he backed off.
"I have no idea of that. I don't have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief," Hoyer said. "And I certainly hope that's not the case. And I don't draw that conclusion."
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You think the tomcat will beat the... other one?
Going to war with the CIA is never a good idea. They know which Congresscritter has been naughty and which has been nice...
It’s like a big, fat targeting laser is on Pelosi and everyone around her is silently backing away.
Squeak, squeak....rats leaving the ship.
cat fight ... If it’s a war crime, Pelosi is a war criminal ... I guess that ends the witch hunt, they caught a witch.
Could Pelousy be going down???
Wouldn’t that be nice.
This is getting better than a soap opera.
“I don’t have a belief of that nature” ???
Can any of these freaking weenies just say No, I don’t agree?!
Sounds like Hussein is going Saddam Hussein on Pelosi by taking out a “friend” competing for power......
Much as I enjoy watching Pelosi being dragged through the mud, this is distracting from Obama’s assault on individual liberty and the free market.
Nancy Pelosi is sounding more and more like Cynthia McKinney.
Nan was in full melt-down mode today during the press conference. I thought she was going to blow a gasket.
“Can any of these freaking weenies just say No, I dont agree?!”
No kidding!!! then he said
“I have no basis on which to base such a belief”.
Dang! These folks are all whiz bangers aren’t they???
I don't have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a beliefNo basis to base a belief of that nature.
They still have a small window of opportunity to get this thing under control, but not much.
I expect to see her resignation in the next few days, or next few weeks at most, otherwise, all hell is going to break loose, and they know it.
Congress made large inroads into the executive branch power in the last few years of Bush administration.
Obama being the narcissist he is, isn't going to be beholden to Nancy Pelosi to gum up his agenda with bull crap Congressional show trials, legislative boondoggles, blatant open corruption, things that wake people up and make the MSM paid attention instead of getting a tingle up their leg.
For Obama to move us from a republic to a socialist government it has to be sleuth and keeping the media sleeping and people fearful and dumbfounded.
Chief of Staff, Ralm was brought in to control the dems not the GOP.
Marginalizing Pelosi is just part of their game plan
LIEberman rushed out to defend the CIA as well.
...And the rats begin to jump ship....
Nancy Pelosi forced the crew of Air Force one to fly her on an unauthorized trip to Manhattan where she ordered them to overfly the Statue of Liberty for a photo op. Some fighter had to go up and intercept her or she would have overflown the UN, St.Patrick’s, Chinatown, Times Square and Harlem. That woman is just out of control.
Is Hoyer staging a coup?
I must say that Nancy looked more natural, less stiff, at the press conference. Facelifts must be getting better.
Steny might not be as dumb as he looks..... go against the CIA with its spies, guns, poisons, etc, etc.... or go against the 4th member of ZZ Top (after her next facelift).
It can only get better if Peelowsee takes Reid down with her.
Hoyer sounds like Bart Simpson.
Steny is next in line for the Speaker’s job, if Nancy gets dumped. His trick now is to get her dumped without getting blamed for it. Steny is great with the non-answers.
well I wish you were right but based on experience I doubt it will happen. The dems are pretty disciplined.
Yes. She has made herself a liability to her party....and if the democrats decide to support her lie against the CIA's truth, the rat party will suffer real consequences. They do not know what political pain organized former intelligence officers can do to her and other rats in every state. It will be ugly if she does not step down very soon.
” if they want to imprison W “
It really is frothing insane people we’re dealing with here - isn’t it?
“this is distracting from Obamas assault on individual liberty and the free market.”
That may be the point, huh? Yeah, Americans attention spans, set by the 30 minute sitcom..
“The dems are pretty disciplined. “
Oh, you mean they’re good at lying, covering each other lies and have enough in the tank friends in the Idiot media to usually get away with it. That kind of discipline, right?
Who is this Stenchy Hoer, and do we like him?
Yeah, it's like when the wildebeests spot the lions eyeballing a lone brethren at the watering hole -- and they warily move away, and move away, and move away...
Et tu, Steny?
The shivs are out for San Fran Nan.
That’s part of it.
Sarah Palin talked straight like that. Look how many of her own party back her now, and she didn’t even do anything wrong.
If she’s going down, it’s because the dems want her to. I guess they’ve decided that she was too much of a drag (no pun intended) on their polls, and 2010 is not that far away.
“If shes going down, its because the dems want her to. “
I postulated a few days ago the wild theory that Obama might want her out of the way.
“I have no idea of that. I don’t have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief,” Hoyer said. “And I certainly hope that’s not the case. And I don’t draw that conclusion.”
A Star Trek “Tricorder” couldn’t decipher this gibberish.
Maybe Hoyer is a Pentecostal speaking in “tongues”.
“Much as I enjoy watching Pelosi being dragged through the mud, this is distracting from Obamas assault on individual liberty and the free market.”
Or is it a distraction while Obama figures out his next move on the assault on individual liberty and the free market?
They must be going ballistic at DU.
Not a soap opera, but one of those reality type shows where everyone is buddy-buddy to each others’ face, but in the background they are scheming on where and how deep to plant a knife in someone else’s back so they can win the grand prize!!
Methinks SanFranGranNan is about to be voted off the island, LOL!!! Buh-bye! Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! First one in the house of cards to go, how many dominos will follow behind her??
Messin’ with the CIA. These people are nuttier than a squirrel’s secret nesting place, LOL.
If I recall correctly, Hoyer was mighty ticked off that Pelosi was made Speaker.
“Steny is next in line for the Speakers job, if Nancy gets dumped”
He’s 1000 percent behind her.