From comments about Karl Rove, Eric Holder, and the debt ceiling, Democrat and left wing poster girl Nancy Pelosi had one crazy week. It makes one wonder if she is really that out of touch or if she knows exactly what to say to stir up her base.
First, let's start with the debt ceiling. Pelosi, never one to spend too much time respecting, honoring, or following the U.S. Constitution, is now saying that it is unconstitutional to impose a debt ceiling on the federal government.
At a lunch roundtable with columnists earlier today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged President Barack Obama to avoid a new debt-ceiling showdown by stating that a statutory borrowing limit is inconsistent with Section 4 of the 14th Amendment, which states that "the validity of the public debt of the United States ... shall not be questioned."
She at first referred to this possibility obliquely while making a larger point about the lack of cooperative spirit between the Republican Party and the Obama administration but clarified her stance in response to further questions saying, "I would like to see the Constitution used to protect the country's full faith and credit." She didn't offer a legal argument in favor of the position but argued on policy grounds that "you cannot put the country through the uncertainty" again, noting that America's sovereign debt was downgraded by ratings agencies in the wake of the standoff even though it was successfully resolved.
Next, let's move to the "Fast and Furious" scandal in which Attorney General Eric Holder now faces a contempt charge. What does Pelosi say about this? She says it's all about voter suppression! That's right... this is all about "the man" keeping voters down... not about a ill-conceived, poorly executed plan that let weapons fall into the hands of drug dealers.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared that House Republicans are charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress not as part of an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, but in order to weaken his ability to prevent voter suppression.
"They're going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states," Pelosi told reporters during her press briefing today. "This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of Republicans.
But that's not all. This past week, Pelosi also said that she could have had Karl Rove arrested. According to the Huffington Post, Pelosi said, "Oh, any number (of charges could have been used to arrest him). But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn't."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is playing politics with its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, an action she said that even she didn't seek as House Speaker when she thought someone was legitimately deserving of it.
"I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day," Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. "I'm not kidding. There's a prison here in the Capitol ... If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him."
Rove was senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2007.
Crazy week or just crazy? You decide.