Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and he proved it yesterday with a smackdown of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who was getting all in his face.
Issa aggressively questioned Holder about the Obama administration’s discussions with Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez, and suggested that there was a violation of the Federal Records Act that the Obama administration was covering up.
A visibly frustrated Holder interrupted to dispute his claim.
“No, no, no, that’s — I am not going to stop talking now,” he said.
Issa called on the committe chairman to ask Holder to stop talking, but Holder refused.
“It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress,” the attorney general said. “It is unacceptable. And it’s shameful.”
Usually it’s the members of Congress who get to pile on the witness, but in this case Mr. Issa was being is usual asshat self, so he got back a little bit of what he usually gets. Heh.