U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to revise history. In 2002 she was one of a very few member of Congress to be briefed by the CIA about various interrogation techniques.
Liberal Democrats are pressuring Obama to prosecute Bush Administration officials for employing such techniques, but that effort is severely undermined by Pelosi’s passive approval while she was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
So now Pelosi is making the absurd claim that the CIA “lied” to Congress. Really? Not even Pelosi’s right hand guy, Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is standing by her on that one.
However, the number two House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, distanced himself from Pelosi’s statements, saying he had no reason to believe that the CIA had mislead Congress.
“I don’t have a belief of that nature. … And I certainly hope that’s not the case. I don’t draw that conclusion,” Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said on the House floor after he was asked by a Republican whether he agreed with the speaker.
If you have any doubt about Pelosi trying to revise history, just watch this cringe-inducing clip from her press conference.