This is what we in the business call, an understatement.
On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi had this to say about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s move to vote Eric Holder in contempt of Congress:
“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 Republicans.”
Pelosi denied that Operation Fast and Furious is the real cause of the investigation and contempt charge. “These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote,” she said of her congressional colleagues. “It is connected. It’s clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name.”
“These folks want a plutocracy where instead of the choice of the many the checks of the very very few determine the outcomes of elections,” she said.
Suffice it to say, at least one member of the House strongly disagreed, and offered this epic response.
Via Think Progress:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) yesterday called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “mind-numbingly stupid” and said that there is something medically wrong with her brain because she believes Republicans are unfairly targeting Attorney General Eric Holder.
Here’s the money quote:
… I don’t know what was wrong with her yesterday or today or whenever she said that, but I would schedule an appointment with my doctor if she thinks that we are doing this to suppress votes this fall. That is mind-numbingly stupid.
Video – Geithner on the Amount of Money Needed to Cover Future Obligations: "It Would Make You Uncomfortable"
More uncomfortable than we already are with the Obama economy?
Here is an exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (The following exchange happened over a few minutes of back and forth. This is a condensed version.):
Gowdy: “If this were the last debt ceiling request you could ask for…the final one and you had to make it large enough for all current and future obligations, what would the request need to be?”…Geithner: “That I’d have to get to you in writing, I can’t do it in my head though.”Gowdy: “How about a round number?”Geithner: “No idea….Gowdy: “$20 trillion?”Geithner: “I just can’t do it in my head.”Gowdy: “$50 trillion?”Geithner: “I don’t know”Gowdy: “A lot? Can we agree it would be a lot?”Geithner: “It would be a lot. It would make you uncomfortable.”
The exchange begins at the 2:20ish mark…