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Nancy Pelosi insists Holder contempt vote is linked to voter ID, illegal immigration laws

In a desperate last minute speech to stop the contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed it wasn’t a coincidence that House Republicans were planning to hold the man responsible for blocking voter ID laws across the country, calling the contempt vote “stunning” and a “heinous crime.” She also had a shameful slip-up when she botched the name of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Pelosi spoke of how justice for the slain agent Brian Terry was unanimous desire between all members of Congress, but in saying his name, she stumbled, nearly calling him “Taylor,” before quickly correcting herself.

Not content to focus on the pertinent issue, Pelosi insisted on bringing voter ID laws into the argument once again. Taking her previous claims that the vote had more to do with Holder’s investigation into voter ID laws than Fast and Furious to a new level, Pelosi claimed that Holder couldn’t do his job because he was distracted by Republicans’ illegal voter ID laws.

Pelosi said it “may just be a coincidence” that Holder was looking into voter suppression, didn’t think the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was constitutional and was the enforcer of illegal immigration laws – “or maybe it isn’t” she charged.

In a baseless accusation against the GOP, she angrily claimed, “the whole reason that they want him to resign is because he’s looking into voter suppression.”

The former House Speaker said that she was “very moved” by the planned walkout of members of the Congressional Black Caucus to protest the contempt vote and decided to join them.

“If they’re [Republicans] are acting politically, we should act politically,” Pelosi said.

Despite the efforts by her and other Democrats to shield Holder, the House eventually voted to hold the Attorney General in both criminal contempt and civil contempt of Congress for his lack of cooperation with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.

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