That is called politics. It doesn't make it right, but that's what both parties do.
Republicans ran a few TV ads over the break against newly elected Democrats in the House, trying to tie them to Pelosi over the CIA story, as critics brought the issue back home.
Now with the House back in session, the question is will the GOP keep forcing procedural votes on a plan that would require an ethics investigation of her CIA charge.
While that has little chance of succeeding right now, it would keep the story in the spotlight - and it certainly does keep the heat on Democrats.
"GOP Weighs Pelosi Assault," was the headline in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call on Monday, looking at the pros and cons of an ongoing effort to keep the Speaker on her toes.
Republicans right now need some of kind of new push on this story - maybe some kind of big time leak from the CIA - in order to give it new life.
Barring that, they can always use guerrila politics.
And did I mention that the CIA Director is on Capitol Hill today? Too bad that hearing is behind closed doors.
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