Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) drew attention today after getting into a heated back and forth with Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judicial Committee hearing. At the same hearing, Gohmert’s fellow Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold apparently decided he did not even want to ask Holder any questions, suggesting he belongs in jail.
In lieu of questioning Holder, Farenthold delivered the following statement:
“I’m committed to maintaining the Constitutional balance of power and the authority that this legislative branch has, 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’s subpoenas, they would be in jail and not sitting here in front of me, testifying.”
Like Gohmert, who raised the ire of the attorney general by bringing up the House’s decision to hold him in contempt of Congress, Farenthold was referring to Holder’s refusal to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.
Watch video below, via C-SPAN:
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