Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) just held a briefing on their bipartisan delegation to the Middle East last week.
Lantos, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a Holocaust survivor, was sharply critical of attacks on Pelosi over the trip to Syria. “I do not know whether it was more pathetic or more hypocritical,” he said, noting the various Republicans who also visited Syria last week. “I was appalled at the attempt by the administration to minimize and to mischaracterize the nature of the mission.”
Pelosi addressed Vice President Cheney’s remarks on the Rush Limbaugh show about her trip. “I think he accused me of bad behavior, sounding sort of father figure-ish,” Pelosi said, suggesting that Cheney would rather have her “stay home.” Lantos interjected, “Maybe in the kitchen.” Watch it:
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