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Attorney General Eric Holder lashes out

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/10/2014 (2 years ago)
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Attorney General Eric Holder has been under some intense, unflattering scrutiny as of late, stemming from the "Fast and the Furious" debacle. Holder went "off script" during a speech given at the National Action Network. While lauding the organization's effort to advance racial equality, Holder let loose with some heated comments.

'What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?' Eric Holder told a crowd this week.

"What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?' Eric Holder told a crowd this week.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/10/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Eric Holder, contempt, bitter, angry


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee," Holder told the crowd. "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?"

Holder's remarks drew loud applause.

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While testifying before a House panel earlier this week, Holder engaged in a tete-a-tete with two of his most outspoken Republican antagonists. One accused Holder of violating federal law and questioned whether he should even be allowed to testify before lawmakers, while Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, appeared to threaten Holder with another contempt citation. Holder angrily said that he didn't need to be lectured by the nation's top law enforcement official.

Holder told the crowd that his tenure as attorney general has been "defined by significant strides . even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity."

After Gohmert ran out of time to ask questions, Holder leaned into the microphone in front of him and wished Gohmert "good luck with your asparagus."

It was a not-so-subtle dig at Gohmert's unique remark last year when he warned Holder not to "cast aspersions on my asparagus."

Holder has had a tense relationship with several Republican lawmakers. The House had 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.

When asked about the Justice Department's 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."

Holder, very irritated, replied, "You don't want to go there, buddy. You don't want to go there, OK?

"You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me," Holder added, 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. Don't ever think that."

 "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," Gohmert said.

"I don't need lectures from you about contempt," Gohmert added.

"And I don't need lectures from you either," Holder responded.

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