Tuesday, August, 12, 2008
Speaker Nancy “Impeachment is off the table” Pelosi, an ardent opponent of off-shore oil drilling along the coast of the United States, has reversed course and flip-flopped, telling CNN’s Larry King, “They have this thing that says drill offshore in the protected areas. We can do that. We can have a vote on that.”
Before now, Pelosi had resisted the idea, calling it a “hoax.”
She indicated such a vote would have to be part of a larger package that included other policies, like releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which she said could bring down prices in a matter of days.
“But it has to be part of something that says we want to bring immediate relief to the public and is not just a hoax on them,” Pelosi continued.