Holder to Issa: Your conduct as a member of Congress is really pretty shameful, you know

posted at 6:41 pm on May 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Well, this is rich. The guy who happens to be in contempt of Congress for unresolved questions and stonewalling over a deadly gunwalking scandal, and whose department is currently under investigation for tapping into a wide swath of AP journalists’ phone records — and who conveniently just can’t seem to remember when it was the he recused himself from what he acknowledges is that very serious case — has zero reservations about dishing out scoldings for other people’s ostensibly unacceptable behavior. Via ABC:

Yeah, okay, except that Oversight Chairman Issa was asking Attorney General Holder why his department has yet to turn over the emails that may serve as potential evidence of alleged violations of the Federal Records Act and a shady quid-pro-quo deal by Obama’s Labor Department nominee Thomas Perez and that are currently the subject of a bipartisan subpoena (the DOJ has so far only provided the “to” and “from” components and not the actual contents of the emails). Holder blithely cautioned that “I’m sure there must have been a good reason why only the to-and-from parts were provided,” to which Issa rejoined, “Yes, you didn’t want us to see the details” — which really is nothing more than a statement of the obvious, but Holder didn’t like that at all.

The heart bleeds.


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Just scum.

oldroy on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

The race card is a comin!

JAM on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

What a piece of work that guy is.

Philly on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Issa should have said “Fuck you, Mr. Holder.”

myiq2xu on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Elian Gonzalez called and wants his country back.

oldroy on May 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

This is rich.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Eric Holder: Prove that I’m a crook….

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Go Issa Go!

gophergirl on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Then why bring it up Eric?

GarandFan on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Oops. I guess I used a bad word. Sorry.

myiq2xu on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

All I see is a White man scolding a Black man.

-lib

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

“Miss Reno, I really miss your leadership. Do you have any advice for me?”

“Just stick it to the Republicans, Eric. They will fold. And besides, they want the same things as you anyway.”

oldroy on May 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

What he said:

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

What he wanted to say:

You can’t dis me, I’m black

2nd point: Respect is earned. You failed to do so. In fact, you’ve gone even further in the opposite direction and made the position of AG a laughing stock of the US Government.

There is a dead BP agent on your wall. But Obama leads by 3.

FU.

BobMbx on May 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

lsm defends holder natch
right on right on right on

cmsinaz on May 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Efu Holder! No I retract that. Nah, Efu Holder!

Sherman1864 on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Sorry, ma’am.

The Rogue Tomato on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

msdnc will be using this quote :)

cmsinaz on May 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Eric Holder: In my mind, I have recused myself…

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Sorry, ma’am.

The Rogue Tomato on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Attorney General Ma’am?

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Respect is earned pal. You were appointed to your position. Nuff said.

JAM on May 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Holder: “Don’t you know who I am? Well you’re about to find out. I’m Reese Withers…. .. Uh…uh… never mind. “

cww on May 15, 2013 at 6:49 PM

He’s not in Contempt of Congress for nothing.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Ass. Press: Awww it’s alright Eric, we know it was all a big misunderstanding. Now, can we kiss your ring again?

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Looks to me like we can agree that the nation has at least one coward, Mr. Holder.

can_con on May 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Holder – “These questions are hard and I’m Black. You should give me a pass or I’ll have CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, McClatchy and Media Matters call you a racist.”

oldroy on May 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM

They need to play the Aretha Franklin song whenever he enters and exits a room now.

HB3 on May 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Looks to me like we can agree that the nation has at least one coward, Mr. Holder.

He certainly earned his contempt of congress charge, the contempt still being in evidence.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

They need to play the Aretha Franklin song whenever he enters and exits a room now.

HB3 on May 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Heh.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I got yer respect right here, Eric.

novaculus on May 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Boy, donk pols have the nerve to demand respect after the way they have and continue to treat republicans?

Blake on May 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

What a piece of work that guy is.

He gets it from his associates. Rub elbows with scum, you become scum.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Eric Holder: I’m Eric Holder b*tch!

xblade on May 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

“I am the AG of the US.”

And with Republican help, for the next 7 years.

oldroy on May 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Holder to the rest of Congresscritters that ‘got on with THE PROGRAM’: “Nice doggie. Nice. Doggie.”

Sir Napsalot on May 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Holder to Issa: Your conduct as a member of Congress is really pretty shameful, you know

This is what we get for, first, confirming this despicable POS for a position he never should have even been within earshot of and, second, for not impeaching him for the crimes he’s committed in full view. He thinks he’s untouchable … and so far, he has been.

These criminals have been allowed to get away with the worst crimes using all the power of the Executive branch (and then some). It’s no wonder they laugh at the idea that they will ever be held liable for anything. In the future everyone will be laughing at what used to be America for having let this gang of criminal retards run amok without doing anything to even try and stop them.

America … taken down by a bunch of inept, incompetent, America-hating morons who tell the dumbest and most transparent lies imaginable and have screwed up every single thing they’ve touched. Pathetic. Truly pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yep..that presidential pardon pen is warming up. Dear Lord I hope they all keep this up. It will tank the DEM party for years to come.

buffyvs on May 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yep..that presidential pardon pen is warming up. Dear Lord I hope they all keep this up. It will tank the DEM party for years to come.

buffyvs on May 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Doesn’t matter. The irreparable damage has already been done. This is the American Socialist Superstate we are now living in and there’s no going back.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Holder, you’re lowlife scum. Resign. And stop whining.

dogsoldier on May 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Trying the Hillary outrageous outrage tactic, huh? You ain’t got the stones for it mister. And chick > black when it comes to the “that guy is picking on me” game.

29Victor on May 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Correction, Eric: The Held in Criminal and Civil Contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives Attorney General of the United States.

And small wonder.

de rigueur on May 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Says the racist thug.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

— Ali Weinberg (@AliNBCNews) May 15, 2013

You are the Capo of the USA, you charlatanic thug.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

— Ali Weinberg (@AliNBCNews) May 15, 2013

Respect is earned, you fool. You can’t demand it. Grow up already, alas.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Dr. K: What did Dear Leader accomplish with this big announcement today..?

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

All I see is a White man scolding a Black man.
-Tea Party
portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

We already know what you see. What I see is a hack politician wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

He knows nothing.

Dunedainn on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Sorry, ma’am.

The Rogue Tomato on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Bazinga.

Fallon on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

taken down by a bunch of inept, incompetent, America-hating morons who tell the dumbest and most transparent lies imaginable and have screwed up every single thing they’ve touched. Pathetic. Truly pathetic.

And fully supported by a vast number of inept, incompetent morons, indoctrinated by decades of leftist indoctrinators in our institutions of education, media and entertainment, and who generally screw up the nation by every single thing and everyone they’ve voted for.

Even more pathetic. Agonizingly pathetic.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), had a request for Army Corps of Engineers division leader, Brigadier General Michael Walsh.

During a terse exchange, as Boxer pressed Walsh on why the levees in New Orleans are still not repaired nearly four years after Hurricane Katrina, she said to Walsh:

“Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am? It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.”

The general’s response? “Yes, Senator.”

As much as Babs is bile-inducing to me, she’s earned more respect than Holder.

IMHO

{Of course, the headline to the above press report was “Please call me Senator”…despite her highnesses lack of manners.}

socalcon on May 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Oops. I guess I used a bad word. Sorry.

myiq2xu on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

rofl, Apparently it’s so common to me and my rough crowd it sailed right by.

Seriously though, how these congressmen keep from blowing a gasket when an outright smarmy, sneaky, dirty liar is boldfacin em is beyond me.

arnold ziffel on May 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

then stop behaving like a 6 yr old caught with cookie crumbs all over your face you jerk !
Enough with that ” why are you being mean to me” routine , grow up jack@$$

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

HotLips, the Queen of Death, has spoken.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

It ain’t a pretty tale …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM

There will always be dirtballs trying to destroy the United States.
But combine a low information-low IQ voting block (libs) with an anti-American, leftist media propaganda machine, and you get the dirtballs into positioins of power where they can actually bring down the country.
The media is the root of the rot in this country.

justltl on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

We already know what you see. What I see is a hack politician wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Wasting the Attorney Gereral’s time?

He obviously has a lot of time as he never does anything..

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Holder: “…I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

So was John Mitchell. Your point?

Barnestormer on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I have to laugh at Eric “My People” Holder giving a lecture on shame because he himself has NONE.

stout77 on May 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Oops. I guess I used a bad word. Sorry.

myiq2xu on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

The not-quite-censored comment was brought to you by Alphabet Soup – Never before have four letters been so explosive.

Steve Eggleston on May 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Check your phone for taps.Update you anti virus.

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Is this Holder idiot still drawing a tax-payer paid pay check?

If so…why?

coldwarrior on May 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

He obviously has a lot of time as he never does anything..

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Au contraire…isn’t Wednesday night, partay night for the Obozo’s? He’s probably missed the Hors d’oeuvres already.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

What I see is a hack politician wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

What does Holder do all day anyway ?
He doesn’t know what is happening in his own Department of jihad, no one tells him anything, no one asks him anything, his underlings take all the decisions and carry all the actions, he does’nt read memos and e-mails, he has to remember nothing because he can never recall anything….so what does he do all day that his time has any value ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Issa: “And I’m the guy who represents the people who pay your fscking salary, you arrogant ass. Now answer the damned question.”

Centerfire on May 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

We already know what you see. What I see is a hack politician wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Yeah those Mexican cartels have been texting Holder like crazy today.

Chuck Schick on May 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Shorter Holder: “Wah! You’re bein’ mean to me!”

RebeccaH on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

We already know what you see. What I see is a hack politician wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I see an attorney General who wouldn’t go after Black Panthers standing outside polling booths with baseball bats intimidating voters.

That’s who I see.

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

At least Reese Witherspoon was drunk when her husband was pulled over… what’s Holder’s excuse?

malclave on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

wasting the Attorney General’s time.

HotLips on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

…hey!…it gives you time to wash your knee pads…and rinse your mouth!

KOOLAID2 on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

What really pisses Holder off is he’s getting his ass handed to him by a white man. Anyone who has been through Prof. Bell’s classes feels owed something from the white man, not getting lectured by the white man.

Tater Salad on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

This entire thread and article is RACIST! Everyone commenting and HOT AIR better fasten their seat belts…

I smell and audit!

Tilly on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Eric looks a little scared

at about 1:19

socalcon on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Holder and Obama will look good in orange jumpsuits.
Big Mooch will look fugly as ever in an orange circus tent.

justltl on May 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Holder has slowly, but methodically, worked his way up my “Most vile, repugnant, semi-organic matter in the shape of a human” list.

Number 1- Harry Reid

Number 2- Eric Holder

alecj on May 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Yeah, an AG who is testifying under oath because you can’t be trusted to tell the truth to Congress- a co-equal branch of government with oversight authority over your sorry ass. Now STFU, drop the diva attitude, and answer the questions you are asked.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I bet Holder and the Obumbler are both saying; “Where is Hugo Chavez when you need some good, sound Country running advice…”

I mean, how dare they question the security I do not provide and in the manner in which I do not provide it..They should just say thank you.

Tbone McGraw on May 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

What does Holder do all day anyway ?
He doesn’t know what is happening in his own Department of jihad, no one tells him anything, no one asks him anything, his underlings take all the decisions and carry all the actions, he does’nt read memos and e-mails, he has to remember nothing because he can never recall anything….so what does he do all day that his time has any value ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

He’s kept in the dark and fed crap all day, just like Obama. It’s the Mushroom Kingdom.

txhsmom on May 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

At least Reese Witherspoon was drunk when her husband was pulled over… what’s Holder’s excuse?

malclave on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

They, in fact, do know who Holder is.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 7:18 PM

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Chairman of a committee of jurisdiction over his department. Duly elected member of a coequal branch of Government.

Why do you hate democracy?

DrSteve on May 15, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Ali Weinberg @AliNBCNews

Holder: “I haven’t been treated with a lot of respect… this isn’t a personal thing, but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”

Yes, and therein lies the problem.

IndieDogg on May 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

hey!…it gives you time to wash your knee pads…and rinse your mouth!
KOOLAID2 on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Was that before your mother “swallowed” or after? Tell us.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Can’t wait to see that guy going to jail.

TulsAmerican on May 15, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Wasting the Attorney Gereral’s time?

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Better than letting Holder rape the constitution some more.

That is what HAL would prefer.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Chairman of a committee of jurisdiction over his department. Duly elected member of a coequal branch of Government.
Why do you hate democracy?
DrSteve on May 15, 2013 at 7:18 PM

You need to ask your Kangaroo Judge Issa that question.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Eric looks a little scared

at about 1:19

socalcon on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Well, everyone in this admin is expendable if it suits Barry’s needs. Sorry Eric, but if it has to come down to it, its under Barry’s bus for you.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Wasting the Attorney Gereral’s time?
He obviously has a lot of time as he never does anything..
Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Judge Issa does nothing either to advance the values of this country so what is your point?

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM

You need to ask your Kangaroo Judge Issa that question.

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Point out why the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee shouldn’t expect honest answers from the AG? Holder is a disgusting street “black” street thug just like Obama or Trayvon Martin.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM

This is what happens when you try to run the United State of America like it’s Kenya. Just sayin’.

Rockshine on May 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM

This is OT but I really have to say that HA really tests my patience. These trolls are allowed to spew whatever they want and get the posters here so riled up that they can’t help themselves and reply without thinking and then They are the ones who are banned. It is really sickening.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM

but I am the Attorney General of the United States!”
And as such am above the law. fify.

Kissmygrits on May 15, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Aw, HAL is upset that Issa isn’t a socialist totalitarian like his heroes.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

This will be a net positive–will keep fire burning under Issa’s rear end. What a grand-standing A-hole!

hillsoftx on May 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I didn’t realize that Issa had been wiretapping 20 of the AssPress phone lines?

“Why you questioning my sense of entitlement, honky!?”

“Mr. Holder, I believe the question was why does your JustUs Department always look like a crack deal gone bad?”

viking01 on May 15, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Judge Issa does nothing either to advance the values of this country so what is your point?

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Values?? That’s rich, what would YOU know about values.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I guess Chairman Issa should have notified the dipstick Holder that Affirmative Action does not apply in his committee.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Didn’t he ring this bell during the Fast & Furious hearings as well?

Quisp on May 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Want to be treated like the Attorney ageneral? Start acting like one you tool.

natasha333 on May 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Judge Issa does nothing either to advance the values of this country so what is your point?

HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Hey HAL look up ! Your lord is watching you ;-)

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Well, everyone in this admin is expendable if it suits Barry’s needs. Sorry Eric, but if it has to come down to it, its under Barry’s bus for you.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Everyone but Valerie Jarrett, by the way. She’s Barry’s controller.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

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