Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has truly lost it in claiming that the GOP’s investigation into Fast and Furious was linked to White House opposition to Republican-inspired voter purges.
“It’s really beneath the office of a member of Congress to say something that outrageous, and the fact that she was once the speaker is mind-numbing,” he told Greta van Susteren on Fox News Thursday night, Politico
reports. “I have heard a lot in my 16 years as a prosecutor. I couldn’t believe the words coming out of her mouth.”
In a press conference Thursday, Pelosi said House Republicans are doggedly pursuing their investigation of the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation to prevent Attorney General Eric Holder from fighting the voter suppression effort.
More than a dozen states have adopted GOP-backed bills to strike ineligible people from voter lists. Democratic critics contend that the laws are designed to limit minority voting, and Holder is fighting against them.
“This is no accident. It is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of the Republicans,” Pelosi said.
Gowdy scoffed at that notion. “I don’t know what was wrong with her when 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.”
Gowdy also is unimpressed with President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious documents from the House. ”If executive privilege were so sacred, they would have invoked it 10 months ago,” he said. “To wait 10 minutes before we start a markup? They still haven’t told us which documents are privileged.”
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