Holder snaps as Gohmert hits a nerve: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy’

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, scolded Attorney General Eric Holder for withholding documents from Congress, sparking a testy exchange Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Gohmert told Holder that documents requested in the Holy Land Foundation investigation had not been provided and reminded the attorney general that he had been held in contempt over a similar situation.

This fiery exchange followed, according to video posted on YouTube by Gohmert:

GOHMERT: “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

HOLDER: “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there, okay”

GOHMERT: “I don’t want to go there?”


GOHMERT: “About the contempt?”

HOLDER (pointing his finger at Gohmert):“You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me. I think that it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust. But never think that that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

GOHMERT: “I’m just looking for evidence and normally we’re known by our fruits, and there’s been no indications that it was a big deal because your department still has not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt”

The congressman was referring to the contempt charges that the House brought against Holder in 2012 for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running investigation.

Watch the exchange here:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • capnjack43

    Holders actions do not follow his words. More lies from someone who should be above all that. Obama’s selections for his administration are criminal.

    • Eric Stegner

      Obama himself is a criminal.

      • antiliberalcryptonite

        The Antichrist-In-Chief surrounds himself with like-minded evil minions sent by the devil to serve him.

    • SOD

      Interesting that it’s the perception that bothers Holder…not the deed that caused him to be perceived as contemptible.

  • Anthony

    Of course it doesn’t matter to Holder.

    • JHorvathJr

      Consider Holder as chief investigator of Holder? Nope, nothing wrong here.
      Gee can I review my own tax forms?

  • vulcun1

    Holder,Obama and Clinton all should be behind bars right now !

    • RedDog

      Holder…putting on the drama to facilitate stonewalling.

      • babbott

        Just like Hillary did when questioned about Benghazi. They need to be reminded that Congress legitimately has oversight of their activities and they shouldn’t be allowed to show disrespect.

        • pen44

          That seems to be the present problem, babbot. Neither Party is listening to The People, but the Dems have taken it to levels unknown since Stalin. They keep believing that, when they have a majority, they don’t have to follow any rules. They need to be flushed down the toilet that they’ve our country into.

          • Simkovich Chuckie

            You`re correct. These appointed officials forget that our republic and constitution were created to protect the rights of the individuals that make up the whole of “WE THE PEOPLE” and are answerable an responsible to the same !!

  • Conniption Fitz

    Holder’s remark came off as a threat as in – “We will target you, your family and friends if you cross us.”

    This entire administration is JAIL-WORTHY.

    But the Republican establishment (Jeb, McCain, Rubio, McConnell, Graham, etc) also deserve our CONTEMPT for their complicity, collusion with the Democrat (socialist/communist/fascist) left.

    • TBW

      I dare say each should be forced to tie the knot that is placed around their neck. High treason is a lethal offense and all of these socialists have colluded in the destruction of use republic and disrespect of God…

      • Bekonwao

        It is at the very least, comforting to see so many people on these pages and other blogs waking up and KNOWING how to call these criminals for what they are; HIGH TREASONERS

        • SusieQ

          We have a president that does not back up his own govt. body who have leveled contempt charges against Holder. He should have been fired two years ago, so that is just collusion on the part of Obama and the democrats that back holder. Like they care though, there is no recourse to remove these criminals.

    • SusieQ

      Talk about threats, how about the open case for two years against Gen. David Petraeus could that be to keep someone quiet? Holders actions speak louder than words and he thinks he and his buddy are above the law. Gohmert was right in what he said.

      • TexasJester

        Jeb is the chief cheerleader for Common Core — NEVER forget that! He is also VERY pro-amnesty!

        • Well Done


          • TexasJester

            Thought I was replaying to Wayne Neva, below.. Apparently I got in the wrong spot!

    • CrossingTheDelaware

      It’s the Chicago way.

    • Wayne Neva

      And Jeb wanting to run in 2016. Not a good idea. This would be a sure win for the opposing party. Maybe if Jeb would run against Biden, then Jeb would win.

      • vulcun1

        Its time that Americans stop voting for this Two-Party corrupt System – the Bush’s are just as bad as the Clintons- until America starts to wise-up and vote independant – the country will continue to be flushed down the Toilet with the same deep deficiets,never-ending War-mongering,and abuse of Constitutional Rights under the guise of public safety. Time for “Real Americans” to run for office-not these continual traitors and corporate “sell-outs” to the banking elitists.

        • TexasJester

          Until we can get enough people to start a 3rd party and be effective, having a 3rd party on the ballot will only split the republican vote, and give the election to the democrats. (Ross Perot, anyone??) We need to basically take the Republican Party back, much as how the socialists/communists took over the democrat party.

          Vote TEA in the primaries, but come November, vote (R) NO MATTER WHO THE REPUBLICAN IS. We need as many (R)s as possible elected to take back the Senate and keep the House. Voting 3rd party or not voting cone November will give the election to the democrats — and remember, the democrats use voter fraud to their benefit. The ONLY way to combat that is to have an overwhelming number of (R) votes. If you vote 3rd party or sit at home, you might as well vote (D)..

          I’m a prime example. I voted against the RINO Senator Cornryn in Texas. He won the primary anyway — but you can bet your last dollar I will vote FOR him come November! We cannot afford to give that seat to a democrat!

          • Simkovich Chuckie

            As much as I hate to say it but you`re correct.

          • SusieQ

            Have to win some important battles to win the war.

          • Rose

            I totally agree.

      • CrossingTheDelaware

        Jeb should run with Biden — that is a perfect Dem ticket.

      • psychosally

        no-jeb,no rubio-join a tea party and vote accordingly

      • JHorvathJr

        No different than McCain (who wanted natl healthcare) and Obama who “opposed” national health are. In reality no deference btwn the two.

    • (CofC) Cult of Cannibals

      Nope it was racial connotation. It would be like if Gohmert said you do not want to go there ‘boy’.

    • David Tierney

      It is so, time for a new team. The team in Washington is too old and too left leaning. We need new blood. Tea Party blood as I see it.

    • curmudgeon

      Agree on all your points!

    • Doug

      Great name. Conniption Fitz.

    • psychosally

      join a tea party,bring your relatives and friends and vote accordingly-take back our country

    • Simkovich Chuckie

      Hear, hear !!

    • Not Bound To Silence

      Yes, I believe it was a threat. They seem to be good at targeting and destroying anyone who apposes them.

    • JHorvathJr

      progressive are in all our political parties McCain is one, and the others are too. The new fad for multicultural presidents and candidates should shift to finding an honest man (that is, someone who is NOT part of D.C.). Sherriff Joe of Arizona seems a good starting point.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there, okay,” Holder shot back.
    Oh but YES, we DO want to go there! You little piece of human feces; they have a nice set of stainless steel bracelets for you…I know they’ll fit perfectly.

    • Rose

      And now we find out Obama took control of the Census so that we can’t measure the healthcare statistics. This is all happening before our eyes. Every day it seems I wake up to a new nightmare with this administration.

  • Mamatex

    Holder is making a mockery of the DOJ just as Lois Lerner has done to the IRS. I do not recall an administration ever that had as much corruption evidence at so many levels and in so many areas. Boggles the mind!

    • judyavelsor


  • madman

    Holder is an arrogant snot nosed punk. He’s as crooked & corrupt as is his boss.

    • curmudgeon

      I wonder how many are starting to see the light on why Holder’s appointment by Slick Willy was turned down by his Republican led Senate. Apparently they understood what a bigot Holder is while Obama’s democRAT led Senate just didn’t care.

  • ruetschi

    It’s all a cover up for what this administration has done illegally. That’ why they won’t produce any documents.

    • Beadbabe16

      Well……YEARS…..Once they can redact all of the “EVIDENCE” of corruption….That’s a WHOLE LOT of RED PENS, LOL!! But it is NOT REALLY funny ~ it is SO SAD that these criminals are RUINING our country as fast as they can….

      • JHorvathJr

        Just like the present Republican stand united against Obamacare and government by fiat? You see one slick hair, you know the rest are just as slick. Perhaps, like the Russians we will quietly accept the socialists and suffer 75 years under their hooves then in 2076 throw them out.Remember, our kids have already been taught tolerance above all else is what “America” needs.

        • Beadbabe16

          I agree! ALL RINOS need not apply, in my state Lindsey Graham is (I hear) a “shoe-in”……GOD I HOPE NOT!! I am working as hard as I can to get a REAL PERSON who will not just toe ANY LINE, EXCEPT our Constitution, Bill of Rights!

    • psychosally

      vote in november take the senate and they all get impeached

  • CrossingTheDelaware

    If the law was enforced, Holder would be in an orange jumpsuit.

    • pineapple

      And Obama would be in exile.

      • Beadbabe16

        Exile?? I think if we AND WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY been FORCED to accept that he is an “American”….the wages of TREASON are CLEAR!

        • pineapple

          Just Sharing Some Historical Facts.

          To: Obama:

          was you who told an Islamic dinner – “I am one of you.”

          was you who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”

          was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build
          foreign mosques.

          was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -“I will stand with the

          was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a

          was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi king.

          was you who sat for 20 yrs in a Liberation
          Theology Church
          condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.

          was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us
          have to pay.

          was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from
          your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

          was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while
          repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Quran.

          was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.

          was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the
          building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of
          the World Trade Center.

          was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to
          host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH.

          was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges
          of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast,
          you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor.

          was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

          was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.

          was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to
          Muslim communities.

          was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in
          favor of infanticide.

          was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the
          WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

          was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

          was you who refused to condemn the Ft.
          Hood killer as an Islamic

          is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women
          throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of
          hypothetical human-rights abuses.

          was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of
          radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that
          is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

          was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.

          was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new
          commemorative stamp.

          was you who directed our UK
          Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim

          was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to
          overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.

          was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar
          schools across our country.

          is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during

          is you who departs for Hawaii
          over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating
          in seasonal WH religious events.

          was you who was un-characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim
          Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally
          in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led
          slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

          was you who appointed s your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett , who is a member
          of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

          Do we really need to go on?

          Barack, you may be a lot of things; but, for certainty, you are no Christian.

          Obama, who refers to himself as: “A man of Africa”, is precisely the type of ‘divided loyalties” individual that our Founders attempted to prohibit from ascendancy to the presidency when they constructed our Constitution.

          • Beadbabe16

            WOW….THAT is AWESOME and I am asking and copying now!! Thanks! Yes, I am VERY SAD!

          • Rose

            Also, one of the first things he did after he was elected the first time was take the bust of Sir Winston Churchill out of the White House and ship it back to England.

    • Jerry

      In the good old days they would have been executed.

  • RE Hafner

    The entire Obama administration is lower than whale feces.

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