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Republicans Call For Pelosi Investigation

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It's been one week since the dramatic press conference when Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Capitol Hill reporters that the CIA misled her about interrogation methods in 2002. Pelosi has not answered questions from the press since.

Democrats may hope that the story will pass, but with appearances on the Sunday talk shows and a constant spamming of reporter's inboxes with press releases highlighting negative coverage of the speaker, Republicans aren't letting that happen.

House Republicans will offer a resolution on the floor this afternoon to investigate Pelosi's claims that the CIA lied. A senior Republican aide tells CBS News that "the speaker has had a full week now to either produce the evidence or retract and apologize, and she's done neither. There is no choice now. A bipartisan investigation is needed to get to the facts."

Once the resolution is offered, it will be read on the House floor. Democrats must then choose either to hold it over or vote to dispose of the resolution. Democrats have the numbers to kill it easily, but Republicans still win by keeping Pelosi's feet to the fire, and name in the headlines, for another day.

UPDATED at 12:35pm ET: The House voted to table the motion to investigate Pelosi's claims. Every Democrat voting and two Republicans stood by the speaker in the 252 to 172 vote.

Jill Jackson is a CBS News Capitol Hill producer.

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