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ICYMI: VIDEO – COLLINS & HOLDER'S SPIRITED INTERACTION AT JUDICIARY HEARING

ICYMI: VIDEO – COLLINS & HOLDER’S SPIRITED INTERACTION AT JUDICIARY HEARING

Georgia rep. notes Attorney General’s obvious absence of interest in the oversight role of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) participated yesterday afternoon in the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice. As reported by a number of media outlets, Collins and Holder engaged in a heated line of questioning toward the end of the hearing regarding the Obama Administration’s lack of accountability to the American people in the wake of investigations of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, IRS probe and AP wiretapping scandal.

To view the three minute video with their interaction, click here.

Press Release:HOLDER TO COLLINS: "I DIDN'T SHOW UP HERE BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED TO"

Relevant Media Reports:

Washington Post:When reminded by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) that he was at the hearing because Congress has oversight over his department, Holder quipped back: “I didn’t show up here because I really wanted to.”

The Daily Beast:In the final minutes of the hearing after a sharp exchange with Georgia Republican Doug Collins, Holder said more in sorrow than anger, “I didn’t come here because I wanted to,” but because he respects the oversight role of the Congress. “I don’t think I’ve been always treated with respect,” he said. “You may not like me, but I am the attorney general.”


Main Justice: “It concerns me the lack of preparation or the perceived lack of preparation in which you come here today,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) told the Attorney General, who bristled at the freshman lawmaker’s tone.

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