Nancy Pelosi skips Lois Lerner contempt vote for DCCC fundraiser.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did not attend the Wednesday evening vote series to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify about the agency’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups.

She was, however, at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser attended by the president and roughly 90 guests at the home of Disney Chairman Alan Horn in Bel Air, Calif., according to a White House pool report.


On the bright side, we now can put an upper-limit monetary value on just how much the Democratic party cares about Lois Lerner’s travails.  Although I imagine that it’s probably no fun to know that your so-called ‘defenders’ don’t think that you’re worth more than three, four hundred thousand bucks? – Because that’s kind of chump change, in this business of ours.

Also, and just in case you were wondering: Nancy Pelosi, of course, earlier stated that she respected Lois Lerner’s rather absurd argument that all Lerner needed to do was to claim innocence and that the rest of us would then be obliged to trust her on that.  Which is really what this is all about: Congress has the explicit authority to engage in legal proceedings against Lois Lerner.  There was probable cause to initiate those proceedings.  ‘Trust me’ is not a legitimate defense.

Which I suspect that Nancy Pelosi already knows; hence, her casual abandonment of Lois Lerner.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


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