Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'
November 13th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
11 years ago

Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

(CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back Sunday at a CBS News' "60 Minutes" report that highlighted several instances of what it suggested could be "soft corruption."

The show looked at the investments of various lawmakers - including Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama - who reportedly bought stocks around the same time legislation involving those investments was being discussed.


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  1. AlaskaPalin

    Love it, 'soft corruption' a 100000 here and a hundred thousand there. Its time that the Bolsheviks (ows) occupy the 'princess' office.

    November 14, 2011 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  2. steve

    Couldn't you kinda consider that insider trading?

    November 14, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  3. Keeping it Real

    You know it's corrupt if CBS is actually reporting something bad about Democrats!

    November 14, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Pelosi the Jack-o-lantern has always been Queen of the Swamp! The Congressional Swamp she promised to dry up! How about some additional commentary on Democrats; Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel and Barney Frank just to even things out politically a little more?

    November 14, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  5. stevie

    Pelosi suffers from hard corruption.

    November 14, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    Probably the thing that most upsets Queen Nancy is that she got busted on Prime Time for a mere $100,000.00 profit...Chump Change during those lofty rich days after the historic 2008 Democratic election victory.

    November 14, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  7. Pig in a poke

    Steve – "Couldn't you kinda consider that insider trading?"
    It should be considered Insider trading but it isn't because they do not work for the company.
    Congress ethics is lacking, we need term limits and laws that will not allow any member of Congress abuse their power in such a way.

    November 14, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. AlaskaPalin

    its a widely held belief that liberals are responsible for the near collapse of the financial system. Its the liberal professors who taught their mba graduates that there is no absolutes; truth is relative or what you make it. We see the out working of this philosophy in the greed that nearly destroyed wall street. Now we are hearing of 'soft corruption' which is either an oxymoron; political correctness gone wild or the understatement of the year.

    November 14, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  9. Pig in a poke

    The Reporter was terrible. I give him credit for asking the Queen, but his response to her should have been, "I am saying that it appears you are just another in a long line of stinking corrupt politicians."

    November 14, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |