While the House of Representatives was voting on Wednesday to hold disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was in sunny California with President Barack Obama to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC):
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.
She also did not vote on the resolution to call on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel in the IRS investigation.
It’s worth noting that the money Pelosi and President Obama raised for the DCCC will go to help Democratic House incumbents and candidates win this fall, in what is, at least at this point, a very small hope that Democrats will win the chamber and put the Speaker’s gavel in her hand once more.
It’s not like Pelosi wouldn’t have voted for the two resolutions. But this just goes to show how little the Democratic leader cares about the IRS scandal. In fact, she had the audacity to use the targeting of conservative groups to call for more restrictions on free speech.