Holder To Issa: Your Conduct Is ‘Unacceptable’ And ‘Shameful’ (VIDEO)

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At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) clashed as the Attorney General tore into the Republican oversight chairman’s conduct as “unacceptable” and “shameful.”

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Issa aggressively questioned Holder about the Obama administration’s discussions with Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez, and suggested that there was a violation of the Federal Records Act that the Obama administration was covering up.

A visibly frustrated Holder interrupted to dispute his claim.

“No, no, no, that’s — I am not going to stop talking now,” he said.

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Issa called on the committe chairman to ask Holder to stop talking, but Holder refused.

“It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress,” the attorney general said. “It is unacceptable. And it’s shameful.”

 

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