May 21st, 2009
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

House Republicans try to turn up the heat on Pelosi

Republicans say they will introduce a resolution calling for an investigation into Pelosi.
Republicans say they will introduce a resolution calling for an investigation into Pelosi.

(CNN) - A member of the House Republican Conference will offer a resolution on the House floor Thursday calling for a bipartisan investigation into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the CIA misled her on the use of waterboarding, two Republican sources tell CNN.

"The speaker has had a full week now to either produce the evidence or retract and apologize, and she's done neither," a senior Republican aide told CNN. "There is no choice now. A bipartisan investigation is needed to get to the facts."

Earlier: Gingrich says time for Pelosi to resign

Since House Republicans don't have the votes, this resolution will likely be voted down by House Democrats. Once the resolution is offered, the House has two legislative days to take it up, and a vote could be pushed until after the Memorial Day break.


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  1. James, Ho. TX

    The G.O.P. is guilty of "Gang Rape", via Nancy Pelosi!

    May 21, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. fools, fooled by obama

    Nancy PeLIEsi, the chickens have come home to roost.

    May 21, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. Chris

    I don't understand how the GOP can attempt to shift the blame of torturing onto someone who didn't authorize it...why don't they get pissed off at Cheney, G.W., Condi, and Rummy...what that heck is going on?!?!

    May 21, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Albeit I am not fond of Republicans and their nonsense.
    Pelosi is a jerk and needs to retire. She has no power to unite people. She is mostly an embarassment to herself, let alone the Democrats.

    May 21, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. acramer

    Please, lets get real.

    If the rethugs want an investigation, lets investigate the whole thing including the Bush Administration, and any potential Rebulican involvement in supporting the user of Torture!

    What's sauce for the Goose is suace for the Gander!

    May 21, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. barbara

    let the dems decide that they dont wnat to hear it, and we know they dont, because soon the american peole will stand up and say that the dems purposely ignored the rights and opinions of republicans, independents and well everyone thats not a dem. the dems will be voted out in 2010, the republics will take back th ehosue and senate and then obama will be a lame duck.

    May 21, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. gasyusblast

    The Bush admin lied....I am beginning to believe otherwise now....

    May 21, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  8. paul

    She scares me more than Cheney! I am a Democrat who can't wait for her retirement!

    May 21, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. NYC REPUB

    Leave Pelosi alone, and get going with fixing the economy, and America!!

    May 21, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. carolo43

    I am Democratic and have been all my life but I am sick to death of hearing about Pelosi and the CIA and Cheney and Obama going on and on over the detainees.

    People. MOVE ON! You're like a bunch of stupid parrots.

    May 21, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. Nancy Marie

    The Republicans are out of line! Newt is not even an elected official! They won't even look at themselves and I am sick of that! They should come up with good ideas instead of attacki g others constantly!

    May 21, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  12. Clinton Voter

    Pelosi is too old.

    May 21, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. RLA

    Nancy Pelosi represents what is wrong with our leadership in Washington. It's so common for Democrats to totally bash George Bush but when it lands on their lap due to their own fault, they prefe to not dwell on the past but look ahead to the future.

    Goodbye Nancy. Time to go home.

    May 21, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. wayne

    America has had enough of this..we threw the bums out..now lets throw them in the hoosegow..throw away the key..and go about our daily lives..

    and i don't include pelosi in the this..she may or may not have been told about the torture..but she certainly didn't order or conceive it..we were all misled down the path to the morass that the war...gitmo and torture has led us to..

    May 21, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
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