Nancy Pelosi Flounders Over Brian Terry’s Name During Holder Contempt Hearing

The question is, did she really not know his name well, or did she simply botch her reading of the speech? Via Newsbusters comes this video of Pelosi speaking during the Eric Holder contempt vote

NANCY PELOSI: I think we all also agree, I think we all very, very much agree that we are very sad and seek justice for the family of border patrol agent Brian Tay, Tay, Terry. His loss is a tragedy for all who knew him, for all of us who care about him, and we offer our condolences to his family. So sad.

Let’s consider: Pelosi is a long, long, long, long term politician. Anyone who wants to be a politician better be able to get people’s names correct. Did she just not read the speech, and stumble over the name? We’ve all surely mispronounced words while reading something, right? Of course, one would think that she would already know the name very well of the person she is expressing condolences over so that she doesn’t botch the name.

Meanwhile, the House did hold Holder in contempt, with Democrats whining walking off the House floor

(CBS News) The House took two votes, one on criminal contempt charges, which passed 255-67. The criminal contempt of Congress is likely not to go anywhere as the Justice Department, which Holder heads, is the department responsible for opening a criminal investigation.

The second charge, which passed 258 – 95, was a civil contempt charge, could move to federal court where it could take years to litigate. Though the action puts more pressure on the administration to abide by the subpoenas and provide requested documents.

The Democratic Party was split on the action. Seventeen members voted with the Republicans to hold Holder in criminal contempt while just under two dozen voted to hold him in civil contempt. But most, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, walked off the floor to protest the vote, which they called “appalling.”

The vote was more bipartisan than the Obamacare vote. And where was Holder yesterday? Asking Mickey Mouse for legal advice

(Red Alert Politics) On the day in which the U.S. House of Representatives has determined that Attorney General Eric Holder’s actions are egregious enough to warrant a criminal contempt vote, the AG has skipped town and headed to … Disney World.

According to the National Journal’s Daybook, Holder will be addressing the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) during a convention at a Disneyworld Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

I wish I could remember who Tweeted out the joke “Eric Holder, you’ve just been held in contempt. What now? I’m going to Disney World!”

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