Pelosi Finds Some Backing
Posted on May 19, 2009
Three new developments in the Nancy Pelosi drama this week: The Democrats are said to stand “solidly behind” the House speaker, who is under fire from Republicans for talking smack about the CIA that “misled” her on waterboarding.
As congressional Republicans continued Monday to stoke the flames over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding, House Democrats appeared to be standing behind their leader.
One of Pelosi’s closest allies in the House, Connecticut Democrat John Larson, acknowledged to CNN that the speaker’s news conference last week could have been better, but insisted there hasn’t been any fallout among Democrats.
Meanwhile, in his daily briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that Obama “has confidence” in Pelosi. That article can be found here.
And CIA Director Leon Panetta urges Congress to focus on actual national security threats, stating “We are a nation at war.” He fears the controversy is starting to impair the agency’s ability to do its job. More on that here.
AP photo / Alex Brandon