Skip to comments.Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right'
Posted on 12/05/2011 9:39:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right' By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/05/11 11:44 AM ET
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.
One of these days well have a conversation about Newt Gingrich, Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. When the time is right. 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.
Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House, worked with Pelosi in Congress from 1987 to 1999. Pelosi also served on the ethics committee that investigated Gingrich for tax cheating and campaign finance violations in the late 90s.
Gingrich filmed an ad with then-House Speaker Pelosi in 2008 to urge action on climate change, which haunted him early in his presidential bid this year. Gingrich called the ad probably the dumbest single thing Ive done in recent years last month.
Republicans in Congress have been slow to rally around Gingrichs rise to front-runner status in the polls, with former GOP colleague Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.) stating publicly over the weekend he is not inclined to be a supporter of Gingrich due to that past experience.
But Democrats such as the soon-to-retire Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) have suggested Gingrich as the GOP nominee would benefit the Democratic Party.
"He would be the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater," Frank said last week. Goldwater is credited with reviving Republican conservatism in the 60s.
Pelosi told Talking Points Memo that Frank spoke for a lot of Democrats. I like Barney Franks quote the best, where he said I never thought Id live such a good life that I would see Newt Gingrich be the nominee of the Republican party, she said.
And Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who also served in Congress with Gingrich and now holds a position of power as assistant minority leader in the House, charged Gingrich on Monday with lacking the temperament to be president.
He tends to fly off the handle. He will say almost anything in order to get a charge. Im sure that hes not serious when he says a lot of these things, Clyburn said on MSNBC.
Unfortunately, I happen to agree. Gingrich with his baggage would be a bonanza to the Democratic Party. How stupid can Republican primary voters get?
Is this gonna be fun or what?
What a hell hole DC has become.
That’s what we get for letting you drain the swamp , eh, Nancy? Dirtier.
It’s the Chicago Way.
Perry,Bachmann or Santorum.What will we do after the Obama DNC Axie machine destroys them all?
...in the spirit of bi-partisanship, of course.
"Pelosi" and "ethics" in the same sentence?
Not to mention copies of the records Hillary got from the FBI.
Really Nancy?How about sharing what you know about Insider trading and selling firearms to mexico? We’de rather hear what you have to say concerning that!
It’s time for Sarah to get back in the race. She’s already had her life and background fully exposed and there’s no there there.
Newt has too many skeletons and the opposition know where they are.
We'll find out soon enough.
for the children ...
So what took place in the investigative committee and documents review is going to be public. There was a public report. I don’t know what, if any privacy privilege applies to the investigative proceedings and documentation. With Democrats, that is a rhetorical question, anyway.
I’m so not afraid of Nancy Pelosi.
The Dems are getting nervous. They thought they had taken Newt down over 10 years ago. Apparently not.
A P.S. to my last post also means we may be stuck with Romney but hey keep eating our own and this is what we will get Romney and then Obama for the NO VOTER ID in key states win...
>OMG, she was sexually harassed by Newt. :-)
Well, he did get her on a couch. There is photographic evidence.