On Tuesday, during a House Judiciary Committee Hearing, Louie Gohmert went after Eric Holder’s refusal to comply with records requests and being held in contempt, suggesting that Holder didn’t seem to care about any of it.
Holder was obviously upset at the accusations from Gohmert, and the two men got into a verbal spat.
Holder had dismissed Gohmert’s requests for documents that were related to congressional investigations which led Gohmert to say “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”
Holder didn’t like being called out for stonewalling investigations, and fired back “You don’t want to go there buddy!”
“You don’t want to go there, OK?”
He then tried to convince Gohmert and other members of Congress that he did care about that happened.
“You should not assume that uh that is not a big deal to me,” Holder continued. “I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that it was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”
Then Holder tried to say that the reason for his stonewalling that led to being held in contempt was somehow related to the gun lobby.
Gohmert wasn’t having it, and insisted that the Attorney General was impeding the Republican’s ability to get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious gun running scandal.
“I don’t need lectures from you about contempt,” he fired back to Holder.
“And I don’t need lectures from you either,” the irritated Holder said.
Later in the day Holder would again be challenged by Rep. Blake Farenthold on the contempt charges, telling Holder that he should be in jail because of them.
“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold Said.
“And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”
“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”
Looks like Mr. Holder didn’t exactly have the best day on the hill, but what else she he expect? When you spend the majority of your time covering up for the most corrupt administration in history people are going to be angry with you and things like this re going to happen.