Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Smackdown

Attorney General Eric Holder takes it to Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX)

Under questioning by Gohmert at a House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Holder was again asked for documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal that led to his being held in contempt of Congress two years ago.

“I’ve read you what your department promised and it is inadequate,” Gohmert said. “And I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

“You don’t want to go there, buddy, alright? You don’t want to go there, ok?” interjected Holder.

“I don’t want to go there?” responded Gohmert.

“No. You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” a visibly agitated Holder shot back. “I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that that was just a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

Video here.