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.”
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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