So, unless you live under a rock, the Republicans in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on strictly partisan lines, just voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt for the Bush era gunwalking tactics. In response, Pelosi said the following:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is playing politics with its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, an action she said that even she didn’t seek as House Speaker when she thought someone was legitimately deserving of it.
“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.”
Rove was senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2007.
Asked on what grounds she could have arrested Rove, Pelosi replied, “Oh, any number. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn’t.”
So why didn’t you? Because they sure as hell would have, were roles reversed.
Up next, Tim Geithner held in contempt by Republicans for the Bush tax cuts.