This is Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, and the man who would succeed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House....if she ever got into trouble that is. With that in mind, read this latest development....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House majority leader reluctantly agreed Tuesday that congressional hearings should investigate Speaker Nancy Pelosi's assertion that she wasn't informed, more than six years ago, that harsh interrogation methods were used on an al-Qaida leader.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called Republican challenges to Pelosi's assertion a diversion from the real question of whether the Bush administration tortured terrorist suspects. Nonetheless, he acknowledged the controversy should be resolved.
Don't think for a minute Hoyer is trying to protect Pelosi. He'll stab her in the back the first chance he gets. Politicians are like sharks in the water who smell blood. If they detect even the slightest weakness, they'll attack even each other. Steny knows that if it's brought out in a nationally televised House hearing that Pelosi flat-out lied about her foreknowledge of waterboarding, she may have to resign as Speaker and he can assume the reigns of power.
I just love it when democrats eat their own. And we couldn't do any worse than Pelosi.