Holder zones out during ‘Fast and Furious’ questioning [VIDEO]
Attorney General Eric Holder stopped paying attention during a line of questioning from Tennessee Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the middle of Thursday’s House oversight committee hearing about Operation Fast and Furious.
DesJarlais introduced a graphic titled “Fortress Holder” that visualized how Holder’s Department of Justice has stonewalled congressional document requests.
“You said you were notified probably within 24 hours of [Border Patrol] agent [Brian] Terry’s death, is that what I heard you say?” DesJarlais asked Holder, referring to the border guard who was murdered with a weapon the U.S. government intentionally allowed to disappear into Mexico.
Holder didn’t respond.
“Sir?” DesJarlais followed up.
“I’m sorry,” Holder responded. “I was looking at Fortress Holder. That was kind of interesting.”
“We can get a copy of it for you,” DesJarlais then said.
“That’s not my house by the way,” Holder quipped.
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa then interjected: “Actually, I think it’s closer to Disney Land. It looks a little to grand for anything in our government.” (RELATED: Full coverage of Operation Fast and Furious)
DesJarlais then asked his question again: “Did you say you were notified about 24 hours after Agent Terry’s death?”
“I’m sorry, yes, yes,” Holder finally answered.
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