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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hasting NOT Next Intelligence Committee Chairman

Pelosi makes the right decision for a change and then follows it up with yet another lie. Continued from my ealier post today "LIARS!!!! Pelosi and co."

House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi has told Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings that he will not be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the two Democrats announced Tuesday.

"I have been informed by the speaker-elect that I will not serve as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 110th Congress. I am obviously disappointed with this decision. As we learn in Ecclesiastes, however, for everything there is a season," he said in a press statement.

"Congressman Alcee Hastings and I have had extensive consultations, and today I advised him that I would select someone else as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Alcee Hastings has always placed national security as his highest priority. (The lie) He has served our country well, and I have full confidence that he will continue to do so," Pelosi said in a separate release.

In comments over the weekend, Hastings left the impression he was resigned to not receiving the chairmanship from Pelosi, due in large measure to his impeachment from the federal bench in 1989 relating to a FBI bribery sting involving two convicted racketeers. He was acquitted in the criminal trial, but then was impeached in the Senate and removed from his post for fabricating the evidence that secured his acquittal.

Hastings, who will be serving his eighth term beginning next year, had public support from many quarters, including from the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who will lead the Financial Services Committee next session.

At least Pelosi showed the brains not to commit political suicide before officially taking up the speaker position.

Others discussing this:
The State.
Hot Air.

My related posts on Pelosi:
Democratic Dilemma.
Pelosi Lies about Murtha.
The Murtha Meltdown.
Pelosi LOSES.
Hillary Pelosi Catfight.
The New Squeaker of the House.
Squeaker of the House Defends Rangel Linkfest.
LIARS!!!! Pelosi and co.