Wait, what? So this happened:


While Attorney General Holder was busily muttering “I don’t know” over and over at the House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Democrat Rep. Watt was busily babysitting his adorable grandson.

People heard a crying baby during a portion of the questioning. No, it wasn’t Eric Holder … yet.

Hilarity ensued, natch.


Well, Holder sure was throwing a temper tantrum. Maybe he missed his nap.



  • CatHerder

    Poor kid just realized what kind of idiots are running the show these days. That’d make anybody cry.

    • Jack Deth

      Eric Holder. Give the baby her Blankie!!!!

      • angeleyez

        Will Obama pardon Eric Holder before he resigns as POTUS ?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      #ThingsWattsGrandsonThoughtDuringHolderHearing So this is why I owe the government $53,254?

  • angusparvo

    Was Rep. Watt’s babysitter cut due to sequester?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Hehehe….Sequester cut the budget for Capitol Hill day-care. That’s why Obama, Carney, Holder, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Clinton are all acting out…….lack of supervision.

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    This sideshow is all Democrat, Obama. Folks, elections have consequences. :/

  • TJ

    Some would call the kid a human shied to protect Holder and to be a squirrel so nothing is remember from this hearing but the kid.

    • Worship Dancer

      and it’s working pretty well.

  • BoscoBolt

    No DISTRACTION is too ridiculous or outlandish for obama’s idiot democrats.

  • Red Fred

    Professionalism Lost.

    • Worship Dancer

      oh please watt never had any professionalism.

  • Brandon Goeringer

    Could you imagine something like this during Washington, Adams, or Jefferson’s presidencies? These people are a joke in the annals of history.

    • Billie Slash

      And in the a n u s of history as well.

  • Jack Deth

    First Rule of Hollywood and Political Actors:

    NEVER work with babies or pets!

  • http://twitter.com/consrvtivcookie Conservative Cookie

    It must have been his day to take his grandson to the circus, but the clowns scared him.

    • Bgoulette

      So he took him to a place with even scarier clowns? Has the man no shame?!

    • rinodino

      Yeah that Issa and that clown horn and music

      • Stephen Curtis

        Who’s the baby, Holder sounds like an infant to me.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    No doubt the most knowledgeable, intelligent person in the room. Ask him if he wants the job of Attorney General.

  • GrindingMills

    I’ve brought my kids to work when no one was around to watch them, so I’m in no position to judge.

    • Rob

      On the grading scale of the acceptability of bringing a child when you have to do a job. There is receptionist in an non-busy office to fighter jet pilot.
      I suspect you also don’t have an office full of aides that could have watched your child OUTSIDE OF THE ROOM.

    • Junie3

      To a federal hearing? I bet he lost his chance at Fannie Mae.

    • HWarrior13

      To a televised event while “questioning” the Attorney General of the United States ?

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “Circus”, “Sideshow”…… Why not bring in Romper Room…. ಠ_ಠ

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Where’s Barney, that stupid purple dinosaur.

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        Hopefully on someones mantel. ~_^ ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

  • JustLikeAnimals

    #ThingsWattsGrandsonThoughtDuringHolderHearing “So this is why I owe the government $53,254.”

  • trixiewoobeans

    Holder was puzzled, he hasn’t seen a “live” baby in awhile.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Heh…”Some of them make it?”

      • Worship Dancer

        more like “crap how’d that one get by gosnell?”

        • trixiewoobeans

          EXactly! And, of course, Holder’s wife was the landlord of that clinic.

        • trixiewoobeans

          EXactly! And, of course, Holder’s wife was the landlord of that clinic.

  • http://twitter.com/UmaUmatilla Umatilla

    WTF, could we please get some professional people in there! This is getting really embarrassing. No, I don’t think it is cute to bring a child to a hearing. Who the hell allowed this. Come on People!!!

    • grais

      Could not agree with you more.

    • CR

      Maybe they were trying to make the case for universal preschool that Oba was pushing?!?

    • Frenchy

      Totally agree with you. It’s just plain disrespectful to the position that idiot Congressmen holds to pull a stunt like that.

    • Frenchy

      Totally agree with you. It’s just plain disrespectful to the position that idiot Congressmen holds to pull a stunt like that.

  • Karl Winrich

    But that pic of Holder when seeing Nico is PRICELESS!! I can see all kinds of Mastercard clips being generated off of that one :)

    • rinodino

      Lol it def is a WTF? look

  • Marvin Nelson

    WTF?? Don’t they have babysitters or a nursery at Capitol?? What kind of idiot would bring his grandson to a Congressional hearing? Oh, wait, he is a Dumbocrat. ‘Nuff said.

  • r07a23c

    I’m fairly sure this was done so as to make the hearing seem insignificant. If that wasn’t the reason, then it’s just because Watt is trashy.

    • Worship Dancer

      trust me mel watt IS trashy BUT yea hearing was irrelevant in his pea-brain

  • ceemack

    Which one whined and cried less…the baby or Eric Holder?

    • ObamaFail

      The baby.

  • kim floyd

    I can’t imagine what would be said of Michelle Bachman if she were to do this!

    • BlahBlah

      But if Sandra Fluke did it… OH WAIT SHE CANT

  • Kabong30

    Decorum? Seriously WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?!?!?

  • http://twitter.com/bodiazrising BodiazRising

    DISTRACTION 101 – this one worked. Pathetic. Now all the press will talk about is the baby on this Rep’s lap and not the one testifying.

    • Worship Dancer

      i have ZERO doubt that was PRECISELY what watt planned – bring the baby, make sure he becomes fussy JUST IN TIME TO DISTRACT from holder’s incriminating testimony or perjury.

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    I think the baby crapped his pants less than Holder crapped his pants.

    • Jeremy

      ha ha well said

    • Stephen Curtis

      Holder is the baby.

  • brendawatkins

    I think it shows the lack of respect democrats have for these kinds of hearings.. And Holder calls Issa shameful?

  • $27789750

    The baby the only innocent in the area.

  • $9764836

    “You have a baby. In a bar…”

  • Junie3

    This man is from my state and I am embarrassed for us. Geeze

  • BlahBlah

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  • froggy19510

    Good grief! Leave the kid at home!

  • arttie

    Nice to see a child that has not met Gosnell.

  • Palin ECoalition

    Did anyone else notice that Holder’s eyes started blinking really fast when the first Benghazi question was asked?

    • trixiewoobeans

      That must be his “tell”, as the gamblers say.

      • Tom Chipp

        Eyes blinking means “I can’t remember the talking point.” Open mouth with any sound, lie.

  • Guest

    America has become a laughing stock around the world. The President at his own admission has no clue what the DOJ is doing, has no clue what is going on at the IRS and has no idea what had happened at the Benghazi consulate months prior or even the evening of the murder of four Americans and a member of congress believes it is okay to take his grandson into a committee meeting. The congressman ought to resign immediately or commit hari kari.

    • http://www.facebook.com/evelyn.carpenter.10 Evelyn Carpenter

      Regarding Benghazi, he has no clue because he was getting ready for his campaigning in Nevada the next morning..

  • Conservative First

    Glad to see congress is taking this serious.

  • seek456

    The committee chair should have requested that the child be removed. Made a mockery out of the whole thing.

    This stupid jerk should be fired! Remember when it’s time to vote folks – this is not an adult.

  • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

    Babies can detect the presence of true evil.

    Seriously, where was a babysitter?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Nice Zing, Kinyobe-San! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

      • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

        What is the sound of one infant gurgling?

        That apparently. :)

  • Devon Dibley

    How many different “charm offences” are they going to try? Watt should have just brought out a monitor with 6 pictures of himself.

  • dave

    Bringing a baby is rude, inappropriate and unprofessional. Our culture of bringing kids everywhere is one of the reasons we are going downhill. People want to pose with their children, thinking the kid is a human shield against critisism for being selfish. We need to change the culture before all our resources go to kids with nothing left for adults. Watt should do his job not be distracted by posing with a kid.

  • Adam Johnson

    I’m not terribly offended that he brought his grandson. I wouldn’t do it, but I don’t hate that he did. But how much ego do you have when you think your question is so important to provide cover that you actually bring your grandbaby instead of skipping the hearing?

  • Tom Chipp

    While the baby probably gave more complete and honest testimony than Holder, what type of moron brings a baby to a congressional hearing?

  • Arguman

    Attacking a toddler for being:
    A. A toddler
    B. Non-white
    C. The kin of a non white of the political party you oppose no matter what just because they exist.

    Stay classy reactionaries. The real Jesus pities you.

    • J. Cox

      Being a idiot

      A. Crying racist

      B. Only seeing people for color

      C. Being a complete and utter moron and not seeing how stupid it is to bring your kid into a congressional hearing.

      Keep playing that race-card..makes you seem oh-so-smart.

      FYI..Who is the “Real Jesus”?I am betting you think it’s Obama.

    • TexSizzle

      Your race card has been rejected because it it over the limit. Please submit an alternative form of payment.

    • HWarrior13

      D. Republicans stunned to see a Democrat letting a baby live (they prefer to kill them)

  • marcellucci

    Holder: “Paging Dr. Gosnell…Kermit Gosnell to the front desk…”…

  • marcellucci

    Let’s say you had a business….
    And you had a team of mangers to run day to day operations…..
    And during one of the corporate meetings about an egregious scandal…..
    ….one of the managers decided to parade about his adorable grandchild…..
    I believe the board’s response would go something like this….
    “YOU’RE FIRED!!!!”

  • Steve_J

    A cranky baby and a crying child? Were they one and the same?

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    I thought Rep Watts brought little Nico so Holder would have an example on how to conduct himself. Nico certainly behaved better than Holder did.

  • 96leroy

    A real live baby, huh? I’m surprised a democrat has access to a live baby. They let one live apparently.

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    Cranky baby testifies? That’s a mighty disrespectful take on the President’s appearance today. I’ll have to notify attack waaaatch.

  • SPCAndyJ

    Mel Watt just got appointed by Obama to head up the Federal Housing Finance Agency (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) – while we’re glad to get rid of him here in NC, I’m sorry that the rest of the country has to put up with him now… You should see the shape of his NC Congressional district they created for him back in ’93 just so he could keep his seat – look it up, it’s hilarious.

  • medicinewomantwo

    So glad this fool is out of NC!

    • Worship Dancer

      not quite – represents a PART of NC – thank God not MY part.

  • TiLiNi

    Unprofessional, yes. But that baby is so cute!

  • John Varner

    I looooooooooove babies….still, this seems like the wrong venue,,,,seriously…

  • MSM

    Geez people, can’t you see? That baby was a key witness who worked under Holder — of course Holder didn’t recognize him because Holder had no clue the DOJ hired the kid.

  • Lynn R

    There are a zillion people sitting around doing nothing. Not one of them could have baby sat?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Nico’s fussing was so cute… Grampa Mel is making a test run for Prezzy, surrounding himself with/Hiding behind children #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D} Awwww!….

  • $46151092

    must…resist…can’t help it! the baby is cute!

  • $46151092

    must…resist…can’t help it! the baby is cute!

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    babies are bipartisan