What they’re talking about specifically is documents concerning the 2008 conviction of the Holy Land Foundation of providing financial assistance to Hamas. The committee has been trying to get documents from the Justice Department, which continues to stonewall the request. Gohmert details at length the documents the DOJ has freely provided to lawyers for the terrorists, but refuse to provide to Congress.
This is what’s raising the contempt talk, and Holder gets pissy at the suggestion that he doesn’t seem to care about the notion of contempt. He then reiterates that the DOJ is more than happy to provide the documents the DOJ feels like providing, and if Congress would just accept that then we wouldn’t have all these problems.
The Obama Administration really thinks the public committed an injustice against them by giving Republicans control of the House in 2010 and again in 2012, and all this oversight they have to put up with represents nothing more than an egregious roadblock in the way of their mission to remake America into a socialist utopia.
“You don’t want to go there, buddy!”
The Constitution says Gohmert is a duly elected member of Congress with authority to request and receive this information. Eric Holder just thinks he’s a contemptible sub-species too beneath his dignity to bother with.
That’s right. Contempt. Oh yeah, I went there!