Pelosi: Contempt Vote is About Voter Suppression, not Fast and Furious

Posted: Jun 21, 2012 3:51 PM


Asinine statement of the day from the one and only:




If you can’t bear to hear it for yourself (I don’t blame you), the video just showed Nancy Pelosi asserting that Operation Fast and Furious had nothing to do with House Republicans charging AG Eric Holder with contempt. Rather, it was a strategy to limit his ability to go after voter suppression initiatives in the states.


Yes, you read that correctly.


“Don’t forget they’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states. This is no accident, it is no coincidence, it is a plan on the part of the Republicans.”


Sure, NP – The contempt charge over Fast and Furious had nothing to do with truth, justice, transparency or’s because Republicans are infuriated that Holder is cracking down on voter “suppression” initiatives. These “initiatives” mind you, are election integrity movements attempting to remove the dead, felons and non-citizens from voter rolls, and states that are trying to enforce voter I.D. laws.


After the bipartisan election integrity group True the Vote’s accomplishments in Wisconsin, this only shows how worried she is about November’s election.


Case in point from Wisconsin:  


“When Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board announced it would not audit the petition signatures collected by the unions, True the Vote built an online data entry program and helped launch the Verify the Recall effort. Wisconsinites, along with fellow Americans from all 50 states, got involved and within days, 17,000 volunteers had joined in to help conduct an independent, citizen-led audit of epic proportion. Over a 32 day period, 8.3 million records were entered, and thousands upon thousands of ineligible signatures were revealed along with the signatures of many sitting judges, district attorneys, and journalists, shattering any illusion of their impartiality in government affairs.”


How ever will Obama be re-elected if the dead, felons and non-citizens can’t continue to vote?


These issues aside, her assertion that the charges had nothing to do with Fast and Furious truly defies logic.