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

House Republicans try to turn up the heat on Pelosi

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/21/art.pelosi.gi.jpg caption="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.


Filed under: Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. TomJay

    What's the big deal? So Pelosi lied. Don't most politicians lie? We're not so naive to actually believe anything Pelosi says.

    May 21, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Had It

    Hey – nothing new here. They have no ideas, no solutions, so all they can do is criticize and drag the US further into it's own divisive hateful ways.

    May 21, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. donttreadonme

    It seems like all of the hate mongering, class warfare and obstructionism we have seen from Nancy Pelosi over the years has finally come back to her.

    May 21, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  4. Had It

    I don't trust the validity of any of the sources to CNN, because names are never named. It's always "a source this, a source that".

    E-Gossip is NOT the way to earn respect and following.

    May 21, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. ed

    I can't believe this. So they don't want to investigate the torture claims, however they do want to investigate the speaker of the house because she claims she didn't know about it and she was mislead. lol! This is becoming a circus.

    May 21, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Kevin in Ohio

    Keep the heat on this vile woman. She lied, and worse, she is a hypocrite.

    May 21, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. In Houston, TX

    The rethuglicans want to investigate Pelosi's claim that the CIA lied to her about Waterboarding (TORTURE), but they don't want an investigation the actual sanctioning of torture?
    Why is torture a partisan issue for rethuglicans?

    May 21, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. brimamassie

    I find it difficult to understand why Republicans are trying to investigate Pelosi and not the people who authorise torture.But this will be their grave because you cannot investigate Pelosi without going to the full depth of it.

    May 21, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. Jayden,FL

    What a waste of time.. Pelosi isn't going anywhere.. Instead of coming up with ideas to help the American people the Republicans are doing this which is nothing!

    May 21, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. Capt. Snarky

    Burn, Nancy, Burn!

    May 21, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. neuroperson

    Nancy you are everything that is making America weak. It would be best for everyone that you go home and stay there.

    May 21, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. Mississippi Mike

    Good, cook the old prune. She is corrupt and a liar. She's finally been exposed for what she is and the Republicans must seize the opportunity to take her down while she is weak.

    May 21, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  13. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    This lying, incompetent, self-serving woman needs to resign the speakership.

    May 21, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  14. Richard Sattich

    No one really cares what Pelosi was told and when she was told.
    It is a republican diversion to try and spread the blame for the
    actions of the Bush administration.

    May 21, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Tony

    The Dems and America should turn up the heat. She lied, tried to say the CIA lied and she is 3rd in line. Do we really want this potential leading us?

    The Dems need to get a back bone and ask her to step down. They can still have a Dem as Speaker, the country just does not need her.

    May 21, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  16. KLS

    I'm not a huge fan of Pelosi but I find it interesting how soon the GOP forgets it was THEIR party - Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and company - that authorized the torture in the first place.

    May 21, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  17. Kent

    Were there not Republicans on this Intelligence committee? If Gingrich truly cares about the truth, he would be going after everyone on the committee, not just a Democrat.

    May 21, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  18. Mark in Miami

    She should have already resigned. It's only a matter of time, now.

    May 21, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  19. Obama Victim

    go slow Repubs...............let her twist in the wind for awhile.............don't want to lose this easy target too soon

    May 21, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  20. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Remember to vote for the political party that wastes your tax dollars America....The Republican Taliban Party....

    May 21, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  21. Jack CArlson

    Pelosi is getting senile – get rid of the clown.
    Jack C
    Wa

    May 21, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  22. Ron

    How about a bipartisan investigation into the real issue: torture and who approved it? I'm OK with investigating Pelosi, but I think this a a big distraction from the real issue of the torture itself and who approved it.

    May 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  23. Proud Member..Party of No

    The astonishing thing about this story is not the fact that Pelosi is a deranged liar, she is, after all, a democrat. The astonishing thing is that the media is actually giving the story some coverage.

    May 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. Super D

    The double standard is sickening.

    If this were a Republican, they would be hanging by a rope now.

    Dems don't pay their taxes, and no matter how bad they screw up, they get a pass. See Ted Kennedy, Rangel, etc...

    May 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  25. Voter in Texas

    This was not brought on by the Republicans in the House. Pelosi brought this down on herself and she just keeps digging her hole. No one believes her and the American people can't trust her. We deserve better than this. Pelosi needs to resign today!

    May 21, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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