Louis Gohmert should be home attending to his asparagus, never again to darken the door of American politics. Instead, we have to suffer his idiocy in Congressional hearings and the airwaves. Only this time he may have gone too far.
In a bitter exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder, Gohmert resurrected the ancient and long-dead Fast and Furious scandal to make the point that he was dissatisfied with Holder's response for documents he requested. In the process, he baited Holder.
"I've read you what your department promised and it is inadequate," Gohmert said. "And I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General but it is important that we have proper oversight."
"You don't want to go there, buddy, alright? You don't want to go there, ok?" interjected Holder.
"I don't want to go there?" responded Gohmert.
"No. You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me," a visibly agitated Holder shot back. "I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that that was just a big deal to me. Don't ever think that."
"Well I'm just looking for evidence, and normally we're known by our fruits, and there have been no indications that it was a big deal because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt," answered Gohmert.
I admire our Attorney General's restraint. Gohmert is like a malevolent country bumpkin, tossing out malaprops and word salad while shoving a knife in America's back.
The day he leaves Congress in disgrace will be a day of celebration. Until then, at least we'll have exchanges like this that put him in his stinky, dark place.