Thread: Holder accuses Gomert of racism
#1 Holder accuses Gomert of racism
04-09-2014, 05:46 PM
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Yesterday, there was a "tense exchange" between Louis Gomert and Eric Holder over a terrorist group and the documents used to prosecute them:
Holder Chastises GOP Rep. Gohmert: “You Don’t Want To Go There, Buddy. You Don’t Want To Go There, Okay?
Attorney General Eric Holder clashed with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, telling Gohmert, “You don’t want to go there” when Gohmert suggested “contempt” was “not a big deal” to Holder.
“You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, okay?” Holder told Gohmert.
At issue was a request for documents in the DOJ’s case against the Holy Land Foundation, a designated terrorist group, whose founders were convicted and sentenced for funneling money to Hamas.
“I was fairly specific to make sure that I got the documents that the Department of Justice handed over to people convicted of supporting terrorism. They’re terrorists. We’ve given them the documents,” Gohmert said.
Gohmert said the committee sent the Justice Department repeated requests for the documents that had been used to prosecute them but were only provided a link to “nearly 500 publicly available exhibits that were admitted into evidence” and instructed “to check the public access to court electronic records.”
Now Holder is yelling racism:
HOLDER: “I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget about me… forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me what Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment.”
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