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February 6, 2016

Holder to Gohmert: ‘You Don’t Want To Go There, Buddy’ (Video)

Things got heated Tuesday between Rep. Louie Gohmert and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Tuesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department.

Gohmert, who was questioning the attorney general about releasing documents relating to the Holy Land Foundation’s 2008 conviction of providing financial assistance to Hamas, then suggested contempt was “not a big deal” to Holder.

“You don’t want to go there, buddy,” Holder quickly shot back. “You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me. … Don’t ever think that.”

The Texas Republican was quick to respond.

“So we’ve been trying to get to the bottom of [Operation] Fast and Furious where people died … and we can’t get the information to get to the bottom of that, so I don’t need lectures from you about contempt,” he said.

Gohmert, who last May told Holder not to cast “aspersions on [his] asparagus,”  was at the butt end of the joke Tuesday, when Holder got the last word.

“Good luck with your asparagus,” Holder said.

  • jimrussell

    Actually Holder should have slowly gotten up walked over to Gohmert and slapped his smarmy arrogant face so hard pencilnecked Gohmert’s head spun off.

    • Orleans

      Fine. Then he would be arrested!

      • jimrussell

        No jury would ever find him guilty. Go Eric slap away.

    • ConspiracyOfFools

      or the other way around, Gohmert whack him with a gavel, not in my court you don’t talk that way.

  • 1dahliagirl

    Eric Holder held on to the asparagus comment for almost a year. That sentence is used by some lawyers to dial down a confrontation.
    Mr. Holder came out looking petty & vindictive.

    • johnblack45john

      And you are looking like a complete fool.

  • Rick C

    I just makes good video for the news back in east Texas

  • marjanne

    ‘Don’t go there, buddy.” THIS is the level of ‘language’ used by the chief law enforcement (lol) officer of the US in front of the world? I would expect this in a bar or a neighborhood dispute not in front of TV cameras in a US Congressional hearing!

    Don’t go there, buddy OR ELSE WHAT ? Those words carry an IMPLIED threat… Like , or else you’ll ‘sic’ the IRS on Mr. Gohmert? Either Mr. Fast and Furious is having increased difficulty maintaining composure and/or there’s too much ‘heat’ in the kitchen. Oh wait….maybe that’s why he’s leaving??

  • pfrady

    I don’t believe any one from this justice department they think that they are above the law they do whatever they want to do

  • HelpSaveMaryland

    The video is great. Gohmert showed the world yet again why Holder is in way over his head and should resign. Mr. Putin could use his services. The actual article here by JM Rieger, not so good.

  • Red Phillips

    A pissing contest with a world-class skunk, it seems to me.

  • On Guard!

    The fact is – Hussein Obama’s primitive third-world mind is unable to comprehend the complexities of Western civilization.

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