Poor Pitiful Holder
Gohmert vs. Holder in House Judiciary Committee
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If he wants people to feel sorry for him, perhaps A.G. Holder should start doing his job.
Selective prosecution leads to persecution.
I last wrote about what a corrupt scumbag U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is.
Holder made headlines recently in a showdown with Texas Representative Louie Gohmert during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
It seems that our intrepid Attorney General, in typical fashion, has once again refused to divulge important documents to a Congressional committee. The committee has been requesting these documents for around three years now, but has been stonewalled by the DOJ'but while Holder's department has been unwilling to provide these documents to the Judiciary Committee, they apparently have had no issues with providing those same documents to people suspected of aiding terrorists.
I don't know about you, but this seems a bit incongruous to me. Here is the scorecard, according to the Department of Justice:
Judiciary Committee: Not OK.
Does that seem right to you?
In his response to Gohmert's question, Attorney General Holder decided to continue the stonewalling, and Gohmert, understandably, was having none of it'and this is where things started getting dicey.
Gohmert: 'Sir, I've read you what your department promised and it is inadequate, and I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,'
Holder: 'You don't want to go there, buddy. Okay? You don't want to go there, okay?'
But Attorney General Holder wasn't satisfied just to call a Congressman "buddy." He went on:
You should not assume that is not a big deal to me. I think that it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust. But never think that was not a big deal to me. Don't ever think that.
It makes me feel sad for our long-suffering Attorney General, who has been forced to face such inappropriate injustice. We all know that Congress's productivity is measured by the number of ridiculous, overbearing, job-killing laws they pass during each session. Don't these darn Republicans know that congressional oversight is only meant for their presidents?
Holder then went on to throw in a parting crack about something Congressman Gohmert said during a hearing a year ago, which, at the time, the Left trumpeted as a huge gaffe. It turned out to be a reference they just didn't get, but at least the Attorney General of the United States was able to get the last spiteful word in, albeit a year later.
The next day, this poor, sad victim of Republican oppression gave a speech before Al Sharpton's "National Action Network."
I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity. If you don't believe that, if you look at the way' Forget about me. Forget about me. You look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me. Forget that. 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 was right about one thing: if you take him out of the equation, then the Attorney General of the United States was greatly disrespected. But we aren't talking about any Attorney General, we're talking about Eric Holder, the biggest scumbag to ever hold the title of Attorney General in our nation's history.
A.G. Holder has a long history of selective prosecution, ignoring the law when it suits him, and enforcing the law when it is politically expedient.
It started early, when his Justice Department refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party who were caught on film in a blatant act of voter intimidation during the 2008 election. He has gone on to vehemently oppose voter ID laws that would make our elections process more transparent, alleging that such laws are evil and racist. His department has filed multiple law suits against states that have passed such laws. According to him, voter fraud isn't a big deal, because if it were as rampant as Republicans say it is, there would be more prosecutions.
Oh, and by the way, Holder's Justice Department refused to charge a woman who admitted to voting for Obama six times. The woman was convicted of voter fraud by the state of Ohio, but the Justice Department apparently sees nothing wrong here.
After all, we all know that voter fraud only happens when Republicans win.
Under Eric Holder's leadership, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responsible for a gunrunning scandal that led to the death of at least one federal agent and over 200 Mexicans. When Congress tried to investigate, Holder's department, and Eric Holder personally, refused to turn over documents that were key to the investigation. The refusals went on for so long, that eventually Congress had no choice but to hold the Attorney General in contempt.
Eric Holder is the first United States Attorney General to ever be found in contempt of Congress, primarily because most previous Attorneys General weren't willing to put politics above their oath of office.
Now, another Congressional committee is trying to do its job, providing oversight to the Executive Branch, and yet again, Eric Holder's Justice Department is stonewalling, refusing to provide documents that are needed for the investigation ' and in this case, it's even worse, because they were willing to provide those same documents to terrorists.
So when Attorney General Holder says that contempt of Congress is a big deal to him, he apparently doesn't mean that in the sense that he takes the charges seriously. He has defied Congress more than once, and sees no problem with doing it again. He only thinks the charge of contempt is a big deal because, as the Attorney General of the United States, he should be able to do whatever he wants, and Congressional oversight be damned.
If he really wants people to feel sorry for how horribly he has been treated, perhaps Attorney General Holder should start actually doing his job ' then, if he continues to face persecution from Republicans, he might actually be able to make a case for it being more than just Congressional oversight.
Robert Cleveland, Senior Conservative Editor: Robert Cleveland is the IT Director for a document management services company. When he isn't working on computers and scanners, he's spending time with his wife and kids, or writing about just how jacked-up Washington politics is. He is a strong believer that hard work and freedom are what make America the greatest nation on the planet, and it is of the utmost importance that we never lose those values. Robert's other writing can be found at his blog, more...)