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GOP Leader: Pelosi Must Apologize

House Republicans are not going to let the Pelosi-CIA-torture furor die down: Speaking to CNN's John King Sunday, Minority Leader John Boehner said the speaker should provide evidence the agency misled her over waterboarding—or apologize to the intelligence community. “Lying to the Congress of the United States is a crime,” he said. “And if the speaker is accusing the CIA and other intelligence officials of lying or misleading the Congress, then she should come forward with evidence and turn that over to the Justice Department [for possible prosecution]...And if that’s not the case, I think she ought to apologize to our intelligence professionals around the world.” Boehner also said he didn't think former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and radio host Rush Limbaugh as party spokesmen hurt the Republican Party. “Having these voices out there, it doesn’t hurt us, it helps us,” he said.