Pelosi says GOP voter suppression efforts are no longer conspiracies, they are now “self-evident”

Nancy Pelosi appears to be waging an all out war on Republicans’ efforts to curb voter fraud.

The former Speaker of the House had no shortage of inflammatory statements on NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday about Republicans supposed ulterior motives for holding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt in the House of Representatives.

When asked about previous comments that all but outright accused Republicans of a conspiracy to destroy Holder, Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the show’s host David Gregory, “I don’t say it’s a conspiracy. I say it’s self-evident that this Attorney General, don’t take it from me, you only need to look to some of the statements made by the Republicans, one in particular, about saying that he should resign from office because he has not enforced their voter suppression laws in the country.”

The House of Representatives found Holder in contempt last Thursday for refusing to turn over key documents related to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010. The focus of the investigation has now shifted to the Obama administration’s concealing of documents that appear to be related to the operation. President Obama recently used Executive Privilege to ensure the documents remain out of the hands of Congress. Holder now faces potential civil and criminal prosecution in federal court.

Pelosi has been an ardent defender of Attorney General Eric Holder throughout the entire contempt vote proceedings. She has made repeated attempts to portray the increased scrutiny of Holder as being politically related, suggesting that the prosecution efforts are due to the Attorney General’s efforts to curtail voter ID law. The House Minority Leader made a scene on the House floor during the contempt vote in which she said said she didn’t think it was a coincidence that Holder, who is also the chief enforcer of voting rights laws, was the target of a House investigation. “The whole reason that they want him to resign is because he’s looking into voter suppression,” she angrily claimed.

On Meet the Press Pelosi called the contempt proceedings for Eric Holder “unfortunate” and accused Republicans of purposely avoiding resolution of the issue. Pelosi ignored Obama’s stalling of the investigation, and said that his administration, “has cooperated in every way with them.”

“There’s something very wrong with that abuse of power,” Pelosi said of the contempt vote. “It’s just not right. The American people deserve better.”

Pelosi’s conspiracy theories about Republicans’ covert reasons for holding the Department of Justice accountable for lying about Operation Fast and Furious have grown increasingly disconcerting. During the contempt votes a total of 21 Democrats voted with Republicans to hold the Attorney General in contempt. Were those Democrats also part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, Nancy Pelosi?

 

 

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