This. Is. Rich. Truly, I am dumbfounded. Good catch, Beltway Confidential:
This was during Nancy Pelosi’s press briefing Thursday morning:
“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.
…I don’t even know what to say. My amazement that this person is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, of the United States of America, is once again overwhelming me. The deceit and demagoguery truly know no bounds.
Yes, I’m sure Republicans planned Operation Fast and Furious themselves, and then convinced Holder to willfully ignore the requirements of a Congressional subpoena, so that they could bring him up on contempt charges, so that they could undermine his quest to continue to allow people to vote without providing identification. Or something.
In the name of all that is holy, stop calling Republican efforts to combat voter fraud, “voter suppression.” Voter fraud is a real and widespread occurrence, although I’m sure the fact that proven cases of voter fraud tend to disproportionately benefit Democrats has absolutely nothing to do with their insistence. Even President Obama has been known to ask for IDs from people attending his rallies — why aren’t any Democrats righteously screaming that he’s trying to “disenfranchise minorities”? I mean, it’s only logical, right?