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Holder Snaps As Gohmert Hits A Nerve: ‘You Don’t Want To Go There, Buddy!’

Attorney General Eric Holder got into a tense confrontation with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) during a his appearance before a House Judicial Committee oversight hearing Tuesday. When Gohmert raised the threat of holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress, Holder shot back, “You don’t want to go there, buddy.” Gohmert was referencing the 2012 vote by the House of Representatives to hold Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Raising the specter of another such vote, Gohmert said, “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.” At the very end of Gohmert’s time, Holder got in one last dig at the congressman: “Good luck with your asparagus.” It may have seemed like a non sequitur, but Holder’s remark was actually a call back to a comment Gohmert made during a hearing last May. “The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus,” Gohmert told Holder at the time, which appeared to be a case of tongue-tying.

via Mediaite


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