Megyn Kelly Asks Gohmert If Holder Played the ‘Race Card’ Against Him

Congressman Louie Gohmert got in a contentious back-and-forth with Attorney General Eric Holder this week, and responded on Fox News Thursday night to Holder heavily implying he’s treated worse than his predecessors because of his race.

Gohmert insisted with Holder, his intentions have always been about getting the facts from the Attorney General’s office in the face of stonewalling. He said Holder “does not have evidence” to back up his claim, sarcastically musing, “Maybe he was too busy helping Marc Rich get a pardon.” Gohmert told Megyn Kelly that Alberto Gonzalez was “brutalized” by Congress, and other AGs including John Ashcroft and Edwin Meese got it much harder than Holder ever did.

Kelly asked Gohmert if Holder was playing the race card. Gohmert noted that Holder specifically “didn’t say race,” but said “I couldn’t care less,” staying on his goal to demand documents from the Attorney General’s office no matter how many times he has to keep applying pressure.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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