Pot, meet kettle: Holder blasts Rep. Darrell Issa as ‘shameful,’ calls conduct ‘unacceptable’; Update: Video added

What’s got Eric Holder’s panties in a bunch? It’s Rep. Darrell Issa and his pursuit of the truth. During this afternoon’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, the scandal-plagued AG lashed out at the House Oversight Committee chair:

Let’s go to the videotape (via The Washington Examiner):

No kidding. And Holder’s not doing himself or his boss any favors:

No. No it isn’t. Then again, this is the Obama administration we’re talking about. Sound strategy is not their forté.

Anyone have a mirror Holder can borrow?


Bonehead move, bro.

In the battle of Holder vs. Issa, it’s pretty clear how things are gonna end.

Damn straight.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video of Holder’s outburst.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Holder:

    Getting uppity with the Chairman of the Congressional Oversight Committee during a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing is NOT going to help you in the long run.

    It may have worked for Hillary. Certainly not you.
    It just shows what a thin skinned, bent as barbed wire, slimy sycophant you truly are!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Metler/720822798 Sam I. Metler

      Like Holder cares, he has Obama to grant full ammunity on anything he does. The media protects him and will only play sound bites that feed their cuase. Obama is a scumbag and holder loves holding his man sack and asking for left overs.

      • candy martin

        Yeah this may very well be true but from what I’ve noticed lately, even his media whores are turning on him.

      • Robert Patrick Moscato

        You mean immunity right??

    • GaryTheBrave

      Uppity? That seems RRRAAACCCIIISSSTTT!!! /sarc

      • candy martin

        Hehehe being from Texas, I can still use that term.

        • GaryTheBrave

          Which term, racist or uppity, or both?

        • NRPax

          Being a straight white male with no sense of guilt for any of that and no need for political correctness, I can use it myself. -:-)

          • Billie Slash

            You go, bro!!

    • NRPax

      Great Jack. Now you’re going to have michael s announce what a racist you are for calling Holder uppity. Congratulations.

    • candy martin

      Oooh! You said uppity, that’s just racist! Hehehehe!! Just kidding, yeah he is pretty freakin uppity — just like his boss!

  • Steve_J

    Didn’t he have a similar outburst during his time before one of the “Fast and Furious” panels?

    • angeleyez

      Quick . . . . . que . . . . . ” IT’S OVER ” . . . . . by . . . Roy Orbison

      • http://www.facebook.com/zach.conley.58 Zach Conley

        Looks like Rachel Maddow in that pic, sideburns and all. LOL.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Metler/720822798 Sam I. Metler

          How dare you slander Roy that way!

          • candy martin

            Yeah really, Roy was a great singer. He totally doesn’t deserve that.

          • GaryTheBrave

            Sorry, I’ll add a /sarc tag.

        • GaryTheBrave

          It is Rachel Maddow. /sarc (edit)

          • digitalPimple

            Roy’s better looking.

        • candy martin

          Hahaha you mean Rachel MadCow??

      • BeautifulAmerica

        How did you get that picture on here?

        Good one!

  • CatHerder

    Time to turn up the heat, maybe?

    • Garth Haycock

      Absolutely. Holder’s reaction is a sign that he knows he’s no longer on thin ice, but slushy water and Issa needs to go for the jugular. Holder is arrogant enough to think he’s smart enough to get out of this by talking, but if Issa keeps pushing, Holder will snap and say the words that will convict him.

      • CatHerder

        “You can’t handle the truth!”

        • Pam

          Was just thinking that myself reading the post above.

  • anjullyn

    He gets all huffy puffy when someone dares ask questions where he has to again say “I don’t know.” I would ask “AG Holder, please tell us what you DO know about this subject….if anything.”

    • © Sponge

      Puffy? What’s Ashley Judd have to do with this?

  • Clayton Grant

    How shameful for the Chairman of the Oversight Committee to do his job! Overseer is racist!

    • Guest

      “You can’t handle the truth!”

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yeah, it is literally his job to question the government.

  • Guest

    Holder was convicted of contempt,
    because he is contemptible.
    If ever there was anyone overdue for repayment from Karma,
    it is the dirtbag Holder.

  • ejochs

    Would work better if he wasn’t knee deep in feces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zach.conley.58 Zach Conley

    LOL, Rep. Issa should have said ‘Mr. Chairman, I recuse myself from this matter.’

  • CHHR

    Guess we just heard the new set of media talking points? Shameful… shameful… shameful
    Oh wait… been there done that, it’s “old news”
    What to do now…
    cue Jackson Lee…

  • http://twitter.com/bretzysdude bretzysdude

    …maybe it’s a half-***** attempt to sound like Welch vs. McCarthy…? Thinking it might try to gain media sympathy?

  • freeperjim

    Candy Crowley is beginning to sing….

    • $22639970



    Issa is such a bore to the Marxist card Holder. We the people are such bores to Holder. We the people are such bores to Obama. They are arrogantly dismissive Saul Alinski, Black Liberation Theology Scholars. They know nothing else, because they learned nothing else, impugn everyone that refuses to go along with them or does does not become one of them.
    Benito Mussolini was arrogant and dismissive and full of Absolute Power, Power Absolute!

  • Lienathan

    This is Holder pulling a Hillary – “What difference does it make, at this point?” and trying to win by being ‘tough’. Holder doesn’t really have the ‘juice’ Hillary does. He’ll go under the bus in an eyeblink if his continued existence threatens The One. But, this will play well with the leftists because they love it when their heroes act all butch and ‘put those nasty rightwingers in their place.”
    For anybody with an ounce of objectivity it will be seen for what it is. Dude’s against the ropes, and is now flailing hoping to land a haymaker.

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      I thought men acting “butch” was anathema to liberals?

  • kateorjane

    He probably figures that if his boss can insult the entire Supreme Court he can get snotty with a single Rep.

  • Guest

    Meaning…..”LOOK A SQUIRREL!”

  • Lawren Downing

    Uh oh, the smug Chicago style thuggery just showed it’s ugly head.

  • Judy Hatfield

    holder is the shameful one not issa he is only trying to get to the truth of what happened and all the liberals do is try to talk politics well we have 4 dead americans and we can’t bring them back to life but we must find out what really happened even if holder is a shame to our country

  • Duane Savage

    Time to invoke Executive Privilege

    • GaryTheBrave

      Don’t give them any ideas!

  • BlondieAmbition

    wow. so much for professionalism.

  • AckbarSays

    Everyone on this thread has just been #FlaggedForAudit

    • CatHerder

      PBBBBBBT! Audit away, we’ve gone short form for around 30 years.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Me thinks his bully tactics just got called bull$hit. Oopsies

  • Linus Redding


  • CR

    Believe the word he was looking for is “blasphemy.” Right, isn’t that what you call it when someone speaks out against Barack, the Left’s Lord and Savior?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Given his repeated ability to lie and obfuscate, how is Eric Holder relevant to any process that attempts to get at the truth?

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Sounds like someone is losing it.
    Poor Holder. His I know nothing line is pathetic!

  • candy martin

    Omg, this is getting better by the day! Just the thought of Obama and his buddy Holder squirming and the idea of Hillary possibly getting subpoenaed for the Benghazi scandal is just too good! Like McDonalds – I’m loving it!

  • Karl Winrich

    Holder has already been found to be in contempt of congress so they should treat him like a hostile witness. Go for it Rep Issa!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    NEWSFLASH: Holder set to announce “I need to spend more time with anybody else’s family.”

  • Folly67

    “I don’t know”? My 17 year old son says the same thing when I question him.

    • Lienathan

      Seriously. Anybody remember “Ida Know” and “Not Me” from the Family Circus cartoons? We need a political cartoon with those characters featured as part of a presidential press conference.

  • ObamaFail

    The man who helped arm drug cartels is going to call someone else shameful?

  • LeftistsStink

    Reminds me of the famous line, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” from the Army-McCarthy hearings. When all else fails, pretend to be offended by those ill-mannered truth seekers. LMAO!

  • Texyank

    Holder got his message out to the suck-up media , Will glorify the POS as
    standing up to that bully Issa ? ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BurstAngel75 Josephine Bunce

    I didn’t get a chance to see this, did Issa respond?

  • cscape

    The SS Holder has hit the “beltway iceberg”…

  • Billie Slash

    “Bye-ku” for Eric Holder:

    The Number One Cop
    Busted for breaking the law
    Dreads the prison time

  • alumin

    In other related news, Charles Manson just said he thinks Vincent Bugliosi was shameful and EVIL!

  • RFlanary

    Holder’s thoughts: “That didn’t work. Wonder if the race card will……”

  • KansasGirl

    Proud of Rep. Issa for keeping his cool.
    It made Holder look small.

  • jb

    Pavlich forgot the release of FALN bombers.

  • nc

    Careful, Rep. Issa. If you get Holder REALLY mad he may call you “inappropriate.”

  • $22639970

    “Holder blasts Rep. Darrell Issa as ‘shameful,’ calls conduct ‘unacceptable’”

    Translation: How dare you hold me to the same ethical standards as I hold others?

  • $1014973

    Did Holder give Issa the unheard of Zorro snap in a Z formation?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Well if anyone would know about being “shameful” and “unacceptable” to the hilt, it would be Eric withHolder.

  • Jeremy

    Holder has never learned don’t mess with Issa.

  • Jeremy

    Holder is cracking up under the pressure ha ha love it!

  • socalcon

    Half expected Holder to end with, “you, Mr. Issa, can expected terse letter, Sir!”

    Until, of course, Obama played the ‘i’m angry” card at the PC. That is.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman


  • rhodi

    I see the handwriting on the wall: Holder resigns. Next up: Obama resigns and leaves Biden err excuse me “no one” in charge.

  • sharinite

    Got to him huh? Poor Holder, he hates truth! Hates decency! Hates honorable! Lost his cool…..

  • People Corporation

    Not sure what Holder was complaining about. He redacted the complete content of the emails, Issa told him it was because he didn’t want congress to see what the content of the emails was. (A truthful statement sine he REDACTED the content). and it’s Issa who is shameful for pointing it out?

    Also, for future reference – Holder, you answer questions. Thats all you are allowed to do when testifying. Your outbursts are shameful and disrespectful. If it wasn’t a question, sit in your chair and STFU-B.

  • Christian Orpinell

    And just because he’s black… nothing is going to happen to him.

  • https://twitter.com/ColonelHaiku Colonel Haiku

    “Shame… ah say shameful, suh!”

    – Eric “Foghorn” Holder, AG

  • Paul C.

    Holder pulled a Hillary so Issa must be getting to him.