Nancy Pelosi On Contempt Charges: “I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove On Any Given Day”
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi points out that one could have gone after the Bush administration on many occasions over many different possible cases of contempt.
“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.”
…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.”
On Congressman Darrell Issa, who is leading the charge against Holder:
“‘Loose cannon’ would sort of be like such a compliment to Darrell Issa. ‘Loose cannon’ would be a moderate phrase. This is an explosive device,” she said. “It doesn’t serve our country, and it undermines the true purpose of contempt of Congress.”