Pelosi Comes Unglued After GOP Votes to Release FISA Memo
Hours after the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release the Nunes memo written by committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes memo and his staff, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN to make the case that this was a reckless action. And things got pretty tense between her and anchor Chris Cuomo.
It was another rough day for Nancy Pelosi. The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday afternoon to release of the secret FISA Memo.
The vote was along party lines. Not a single Democrat voted for transparency.
The memo which was open to all House members to review was read by 190 Republican lawmakers and only 10 Democrats in the last week.
Pelosi has not said if she actually read the memo. But that didn’t stop her from saying the memo was dangerous and untrue.
FOX News reported:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that the committee’s Republicans had “crossed from dangerous irresponsibility and disregard for our national security into the realm of cover up” and “disregarded the warnings of the Justice Department and the FBI.”
“Chairman Nunes’ memo contains significant inaccuracies and omissions that misrepresent the underlying intelligence and jeopardize the effectiveness of our intelligence and law enforcement communities,” Pelosi added.
Minority leader Pelosi then went on CNN and stuttered her way through an interview on the memo. Read more at TGP.
Nancy Pelosi: They have made up a memo that isn’t even true. And they’re lying to the American people.
Chris Cuomo: So what are you going to do about it?
Nancy Pelosi: The Republican Party has crossed over to cover up. They’re deadly afraid of the Russia investigation.
Chris Cuomo: Wray, who was recently selected by President Trump, he got the memo. He could have come out and said, ‘This is reckless, don’t release it.’
Nancy Pelosi: With all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about right now!