Behold: That Glorious Moment Eric Holder Blasts Darrell Issa (Video)

May 15, 2013
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At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) questioned Eric Holder, then when Issa would not allow him to speak, the Attorney General tore into the Republican oversight chairman’s conduct as “unacceptable” and “shameful.”

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It’s a moment to behold.

Eric Holder said, “It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress. It is unacceptable. And it’s shameful.”

Watch courtesy of TPM. 

The Political Carnival reports:

He said that to the very same Darrell Issa who voted against a media shield law only a few years ago:

Republicans In Congress Killed A Media Shield Law That Would Have Protected The Associated Press

The defeated bill would have required approval from a federal court before reporters’ phone records were subpoenaed. Darrell Issa, who condemned the AP subpoena Monday voted against it. [...]

Issa didn’t mention that he voted against a measure that would have protected the AP from the DOJ’s subpoena in 2007. Issa was one of 21 House members who opposed theFree Flow of Information Act of 2007, a measure that would have forbidden federal investigators from compelling journalists to give evidence without first obtaining a court order. The bill included a section that specifically forbid subpoenaing journalists’ phone records from “communication service providers” to the same extent that the law protected the journalists themselves.

Darrell Issa is a piece of work.

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Shame, Shame, Shame.

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  • Louise

    Darrell Issa wanted to become governor of California. He put $2 million dollars into the campaign to recall Gray Davis and was upstaged by an actor. He is just using his position to grandstand to stay in the news

  • atthewall

    Darrell Issa goes well beyond a piece of ‘work’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Bonser/100001918043137 Stephen Bonser

    The U.S. political system has broken down and now hardly functions at all. The far more popular method of governing in use in democracies around the world is the multi-party parliamentary system which I suggest would be a great deal more responsive to voters, taxpayers and citizens and much less so to partisan politics and corporate interests.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-James/100002617519738 Corey James

    What kind of morons elect a guy like Issa? They need to have their heads examined.

    • That Guy

      They call them “republicans.” They’re a dying breed.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla

    I am not a huge Holder fangirl but he definitely redeemed himself with that quote ““The way you conduct yourself as a member of Congress is unacceptable and shameful.” This is not a committee looking for answers, this is playing for the cameras.

    • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

      I’m not a fan of Holder’s either for a couple of reasons but I’m even far less of a fan of Darrell Issa’s and in this case, he’s out of order.

      • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla

        Issa’s a cretin and a jerk to boot but you are correct, it was glorious.

        • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

          I just can’t say enough bad things to say about him.

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