The feud between Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) seems to have gone to a whole new level.
During questioning by Gohmert at a House Judiciary Committee this Tuesday, Holder was asked again for documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal that led to his being held in contempt of Congress two years ago.
“I’ve read you what your department promised and it is inadequate,” Gohmert said. “And I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General but it is important that we have proper oversight.”
“You don’t want to go there, buddy, alright? You don’t want to go there, ok?” Holder interrupted.
“I don’t want to go there?” responded Gohmert, seemingly taken aback.
“No. You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder shot back, visibly angry. “I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that that was just a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”
“Well I’m just looking for evidence, and normally we’re known by our fruits, and 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,” answered Gohmert.