Skip to comments.Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics good luck with your asparagus.
It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressmans flub last year when he warned Holder not to cast aspersions on my asparagus.
Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those documents.
In asking Holder today about the Justice Departments refusal to turn over documents in an unrelated terrorism case, Gohmert again raised the issue of contempt, saying, I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.
A visibly upset Holder, leaning back in his chair, shot back, You dont want to go there, buddy. You dont want to go there, ok?
You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me, Holder continued, pointing a finger toward the congressman. I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust, but never think that was not a big deal to me. Dont ever think that.
Gohmert pressed the issue. There have been no indications that it was a big deal, because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt.
I dont need lectures from you about contempt, Gohmert added.
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Maybe his department should be de-funded. We’re obviously wasting money on it since they aren’t doing their jobs.
Gohmert needs to keep going there. He found a hot button to push and it only brings more attention to the matter. He should push that hot button again and again.
Because RINO’s said “Obama won the election and is entitled to his nominees”.
Idiots. The Dems filibuster, the RINO’s bend over.
NO MORE LIBS IN THE GOP!
I’m done with the Republican party. I only support individual candidates that aren’t Dems.
REALLY? What a snarky little b****. This behavior is totally inappropriate for the Attorney General of these United States.
It is good that ABC is reporting this. It is sad that we are surprised they did
Appointed by another low-life, and approved by a whole flock of ‘em.
Holder is providing NO DOCUMENTATION as ordered, does not fear contempt charges and even INSULTS Congressmen asking him questions.
WHY do we even HAVE a Congress? I don’t get it.
What are they FOR, if they have no actual power or are unwilling to USE it ?
One thing an official should never do is purposely make an enemy of a representative or senator. That’s stupid in the extreme and may come back to haunt him in ways yet to be revealed. But, given the necessity that he lie to them, he may have no other choice.
Scary. This racist White-hater can order criminals set free and innocent people jailed. There is no one other than congress who can challenge his power, and he hates the house of representatives because it has a republican majority.
His boss is complicit, and encourages him.
Everyone in the Obama Administration are low life scum so of course Holder would be part of that..how did he get confirmed..simple..remember, if you don’t confirm him your a racist
Ask the Senate GOP.
Holder is an evil, despicable d*****-bag - just like his boss.
We have a full fledged thugocracy
Holder made the Asparagas crack just as his time was ending, sorta like flipping someone off after they take the highway exit:
Why the hell is Holder NOT in a prison jumpsuit? Or at the very least, locked up in the House jail until he releases documents.
You dont want to go there, buddy. You dont want to go there, ok?
Sounds like a threat to me...
Who would holder have to kill on the committee to have anything done to him?
You can’t make this stuff up. Having him as AG is unreal. Thugocracy is right.
Unwilling to use it because they are afraid of Holder’s “race”.
I read the uninformative article and it said it was a reference to something that happened a year ago when Gohmert was asking Holder about the FBI’s failure to detect the Boston bombers as a security risk, despite all the information received about them. I don’t know what the original remark was, but it’s bizarre that Holder would still be fuming about it a year later.
How inappropriate is that, someone already flouting his being held in Contempt of Congress, making threats to a Congressman! Throw whatever you can at this low-life, Gohmert and other Congressmen of good character!
Gohmert starts around 2:10:34
Another low-life traitor nominated him and a bunch of traitorous demonrats and RINOs confirmed him.
Buddy?... asparagus?....... obvious racial code word slurs
Wait till you see Holder’s body language
I am thinking all appointees should have to be re-appointed annually.
Because stupidity reigns in D.C.
By just a big low lifes in the Legislative Branch. Contempt of congress whoooo. What next Bonehead uses Double Secret Probation? Defund his damn office until his resignation is rendered & accepted.
The majority of Americans don’t care, that’s why. If they cared Mr. Holder would be out of a job. The ignorance and apathy of Americans will be America’s downfall.
Well according to mac daddy and his sock puppet holder you must be a racist, honkey, Christan, Bush lover, Republican, tea party member, or all those listed, to ask questions of any member of mac daddies mindless sock puppet clowns.
BTW the Bashing was not aimed at Gohmert. He is a very honorable man loyal to his oath. It was aimed at the so called Speaker Of The House.
> How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?
It’s against the law to [rest of well known expression omitted].
It takes backbone to defund, and the RINO Congress we now have has one made of jello.
Some sort of NSA threat?
Send a Donkey to college, get back a smart ass.
Unless Obama issues him a pardon when he leaves office, there should be a sealed indictment ready, and Holder should be dragged before a hostile federal judge in irons.
9.9 on the government arrogance scale
Should have slapped him with contempt of congress by his response... burn Holder’s ass with contempt, again and again and again!
Holder was bad from the get go. I remember at the beginning of his career how Holder dragged his feet on prosecuting Dan Rostenkowski (D-5th). The Clintons still had use for the head of the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and he did not go on trial until after he was voted out of office in 1994 (losing to a Republican unknown).
Eric Holder - Obama’s own mob lawyer.
Look at all the Rs in the confirmation vote:
"In a tyranny, everyone is a criminal, except for the government and anyone who is part of the government."
I had to donate to Gohmert’s campaign. Worth the $25 hearing that exchange.