Does Barrow Still Have Confidence in Pelosi?

May 20, 2009

Does Barrow Still Have Confidence in Pelosi?
Augusta Chronicle: “The Speaker Must Go” – Where Does John Barrow Stand?

Washington- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to evade the truth about when and what she knew about the U.S. government’s interrogation practices, and went as far as to claim that the CIA mislead Congress. Many have called for her ouster as speaker. Where does Georgia Congressman John Barrow stand?

While the Augusta Chronicle has called on Pelosi to step aside, Barrow remains silent on the outrageous comments made by his party leader:

“Nancy Pelosi has accused her government of lying to her. But many are coming to believe that she’s the liar. In a partisan fever to jump on the now-trendy anti-U.S. bandwagon, she has turned her back on the people who have kept us safe since Sept. 11, 2001.

 “Pelosi is putting self above all else. Either she is lying or she’s delusional. Either way, she’s unfit to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, third in line to the presidency. Absent some evidence that the CIA lied to her as she alleges it did, Ms. Pelosi should resign her position as speaker and apologize to the people she has defamed.

“Pelosi has lost support and respect among her colleagues, and her public approval rating, already below 40 percent, is in a free-fall. She has lost all credibility, she has frittered away any effectiveness she had, and she has become a caricature of herself. It’s hard to see how she could be an effectual leader at this point.

“And let us not forget that we are, still, engaged in a war on two fronts. How can we possibly endure a Speaker of the House who turns on her own government and lies in an attempt to indict it?” (Editorial, “Disgraced Pelosi Should Pack It In,” Augusta Chronicle, 5/20/09)
“Families in Georgia deserve a representative in Congress that will work for the best interest of his constituents and hold the nation’s leaders accountable despite partisan pressures,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain.  “Nancy Pelosi has already lost the confidence of the American people, so the question now is: does John Barrow still have confidence in her?”

John Barrow for Congress