The Real Conspiracy: Why does Eric Holder hate on Rep Louis Gohmert's asparagus?

Why does Eric Holder hate asparagus? During the heated atmosphere of Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, suddenly Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) accused Holder of attacking his integrity and “casting aspersions on my asparagus.”

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Image: Buzzfeed











Asparagus is probably the most innocuous of vegetables especially in comparison to artichokes, so Republicans are missing an opportunity over a ‘real’ conspiracy.

While discussing the Boston Bombing case, religious freedom was brought up by Gohmert.

Gohmert said as he raised his voice, “Because of political correctness, there was not a thorough enough investigation of Tamerlan to determine this kid had been radicalized.”

Holder responded, “You don’t have access to the FBI files. You don’t know what the FBI did. You don’t know what the FBI’s interaction was with the Russians. You don’t know what questions were put to the Russians, whether those questions were responded to. You simply do not know that. … I know what the FBI did. You cannot know what I know.”

Gohmert became unhinged (like that’s something different.)

Watch around the 8:50 mark:

Of course on Twitter, people are taking the piss out of Gohmert.






  • Carla

    Boy, Mr Holder spent the day delighting me in all kinds of ways. This video will provide me with entertainment value for days. Gohmert is just so earnest and intense, and all over the map. If he’s had more time, the next questions would have been about Holder’s vacation and what he had for breakfast.

  • Kenneth J. Hicks

    That someone like Gohmert is a member of any elective body , , , well, this is why Gov. Jindal begged the GOP not to be The Party of Stupid. Essentially, Rep. Gohmert was saying that everyone who attended the mosques mentioned should have been rounded up because the name of a felon was included in those listed as founders. I can only shake my head.

  • TurboKitty

    Maybe it’s an euphemism for his penis?

    • Anomaly 100

      So, Holder is casting stuff on Gohmert’s penis then. Interesting!

      • TurboKitty

        Bring out the Cheez Whiz …

        • Anomaly 100

          He’s gonna whiz on his penis? Oh well….I don’t judge.

  • heychief

    He got unhinged? He’s always that way

  • Manchu Scout

    Damn it! Eric Holder does NOT hate asparagus — he just hates LOUIE GOHMERTS’s asparagus!