In general, government officials often emerged unscathed for things that average Americans would go to jail for, but Eric Holder is a towering example among examples.

At a hearing yesterday, Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold spoke a simple truth:

“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”

“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”

At the same hearing, Holder lashed out at Rep. Louie Gohmert for suggesting Holder doesn’t take the House’s 2012 contempt vote seriously: “You don’t want to go there buddy!”

Whenever Holder says “you don’t want to go there,” somebody should go there.


5 Responses to “Heh: GOP Rep. passes on questioning Eric Holder because average citizen ‘would be in jail’ by now”

  1. Truesoldier__ on April 9th, 2014 1:23 pm

    I wish Gohmert had challenged him on that. That could have been construed as a threat and Gohmert should have asked him to clarify his statement. He should have told Holder something like, "Excuse me. Are you threatening me, a sitting memeber of the House of Representatives? I should not have to remind you, the Attorney General of the US, that a threat against a member of Congress while they are performing their sworn duties is a very serious offense. Would you like to clarify that statement for the record?"

    And watch as Holder would have to take back what he said and grovel.

  2. doriangrey1 on April 10th, 2014 2:09 pm

    Erick Holder is a convicted criminal, congress is filled with gutless and corrupt cowards.

    Erick Holder whines and threatens over being reminded he is a CRIMINAL.

  3. Marshall_Will on April 11th, 2014 1:58 am

    You don't want to go there, just another derivation of Shut Up!

    Well worded, well thought out line of questioning. And you'd think by -now- as conservatives, it would take more than that for progressives to throw us off task/balance. Any more than a traffic judge hearing his [5th] DUI case of the day… Denial, rationalizing, whiney groveling followed immediately w/ incoherent intentionally distracting outbursts.

    Eye rolls, yawns and open contempt toward 'liberals' is playing out on countless blogs, 100,000 lunchrooms and about 75 mil. homes on a daily basis. They're genuinely not worth engaging on any adult basis. And they know it.

  4. Marshall_Will on April 11th, 2014 10:25 am

    Sebelius Resigns..! World Begins to Counter-rotate…

    Sheesh, about fragging TIME? Natch Hatch hedges his comments, manages bi-partisan praise. Orrin is stuck in the 90's, or something. Still working off the old paradigm there is upward mobility for industrious Americans.

    This really is a first for this admin. Oh there's been a few heads lopped off ( Al Armendariz and a few other EPA flunkies ) so drunk on power they made no secret of their loyalty to the Agenda. Now we can focus solely on Holder.

  5. Chris on April 12th, 2014 1:11 am

    While the administration abuses power and targets people they are supposed to serve, Eric holder refuses to answer any questions. Not only does it appear that the Justice Dept is covering up for corruption in the administration, but Holder has the gall to act irritated that we want questions answered. Ashcroft was a honest servant who was mistreated, but Holder is an arrogant crony with a sense of entitlement.

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