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GOP lawmaker suggests Eric Holder should ‘be in jail’ — to his face! [VIDEO]
dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 04/09/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT by cotton1706

Texas Republican congressman Blake Farenthold refused to ask Eric Holder questions during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying the attorney general should “be in jail” for ignoring congressional subpoenas instead of testifying before Congress.

Farenthold’s turn for questions came towards the end of a contentious hearing. The lawmaker explained that he would not exercise his right to question the witness as a protest against Holder’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to the IRS’ Tea Party targeting investigation.

“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”

“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”

Believe it or not, a lawmaker accusing the attorney general of criminal activity was not the most contentious moment of Tuesday morning’s hearing. Farenthold’s comments were overshadowed by Holder’s tense altercation with Louie Gohmert, another Texas Republican

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contempt; corruptholder; ericholder; gomez; holderhearing; punkholder; thugholder

1 posted on 04/09/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

He should be in jail.

I’m sure this won’t be the only comment of that nature on this thread.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 5:34:50 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: cotton1706

The congressman will be getting a letter from the IRS shortly.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 5:35:48 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cotton1706

Well, PUT him in jail, then.

You’re a congressman, so exercise a little clout and get it done.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: cotton1706

As far as appearances go, who looks more afraid, those asking the questions or Holder?


5 posted on 04/09/2014 5:39:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/08/eric-holder-explodes-at-gop-rep-you-dont-want-to-go-there-buddy/


6 posted on 04/09/2014 5:41:55 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cotton1706

If it wasn’t for congressmen from Texas, no republicans would be saying anything at all to this person.
Thank-You Texas!


7 posted on 04/09/2014 5:42:18 AM PDT by Seabeejas (h)
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To: cotton1706
The lawmaker explained that he would not exercise his right to question the witness as a protest against Holder’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to the IRS’ Tea Party targeting investigation

Holder gives the Judiciary Committee the finger and the band plays on. So what else is new, kiddies?

8 posted on 04/09/2014 5:43:22 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: yldstrk

This is not how a United States Attorney General answers questions. The Obama Administration is filled with naughty children.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 5:49:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Gotta no respect!


10 posted on 04/09/2014 5:50:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: blueunicorn6

he is such a loser


11 posted on 04/09/2014 5:50:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cotton1706

The only way separation of powers can ever work is if these powers are exercised at least occasionally. Give Holder a nice cell right next to Lois Lerner.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 5:52:08 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: yldstrk

“You don’t want to go there buddy.”

Spoken like a true thug.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:54:18 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Seabeejas

Well there are 4 Texas republicans of 22 on the committee and other than Steve King and Trey Gowdy the rest of them pretty much suck. You’re naturally going to get more soundbytes from them.

http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/committee-members


14 posted on 04/09/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Then issue a subpoena to the person who authorized the letter.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 5:57:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706

Omigod, it’s Dorfman from Animal House.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 6:04:11 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: cotton1706

One thing Holder and company will find out soon...There is a God...and His Justice is perfect...the results of that will be their weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Keep on that path Eric, keep it up...YOU Don’t wanna go there!!!


17 posted on 04/09/2014 6:23:53 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Uh oh... someone else knows the “whatzamattayou” song?


18 posted on 04/09/2014 6:25:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706

Don’t they have their own Sgt at Arms and their own jail cell? Just sayin’


19 posted on 04/09/2014 6:26:47 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: FES0844
“You don’t want to go there buddy.” Spoken like a true thug.

that was my thought... no class... no respect for the position... no respect for the other branches... i thought the Clinton White House was bad enough as far as incivility... this Executive office is very much not Executive... that is because a Community Organizer--not an Executive--is running the show the only way he knows how...

20 posted on 04/09/2014 6:29:45 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: fatnotlazy

And he should be very careful as to what he says on the phone or in emails.
And he should expect to be under surveillance at all times.
And he should check the hard drives of all of his computers just in case... And his “clouds” too.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 6:35:14 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Jack Hammer

There’s a congressional bailiff, right?


22 posted on 04/09/2014 6:43:02 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: fatnotlazy

Blake is my congressman. He has been on a local radio show for years as a guest, even before going to Washington.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: TStro

He also has very good conservative creds.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 7:11:39 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: cotton1706

Of course he should be in jail right along with his boss Barry.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 7:16:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

Keep the pressure on these guys. When they react, you’re over the target. Drop a full load again and again and again.


26 posted on 04/09/2014 11:21:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FES0844

Mr. Holder, if I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: andyk

Yes but the pink tie cry baby has no balls. Just sayin’.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 1:20:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: cotton1706
Believe it or not, a lawmaker accusing the attorney general of criminal activity was not the most contentious moment of Tuesday morning’s hearing. Farenthold’s comments were overshadowed by Holder’s tense altercation with Louie Gohmert, another Texas Republican

And during that exchange, Louie made a veiled assertion that the AG should be in jail.

29 posted on 04/10/2014 9:19:16 AM PDT by houeto (Rand Paul, the NEW face of Establishment Republicanism!)
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