Rep. Louis Gohmert Wants Sergeant At Arms In Congress 'To Arrest' Eric Holder

Rep. Louis Gohmert's call for Eric Holder to be arrested is red meat for the base, but it's also loose, dangerous talk.
Rep. Louis Gohmert Wants Sergeant At Arms In Congress 'To Arrest' Eric Holder

If I had to pick one example in the House of Representatives of the type of extremist politician that the Tea Party ushered into American politics then I choose Rep. Louis Gohmert. He's as far right as possible without falling off the edge of Planet Earth. And because he represents the very red District 1 in Texas, his only worry is make sure he sounds crazy enough to be part of Nurse Ratched's therapy sessions.

Brian Tashman:

In an interview Friday on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch, Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Congress should considering passing a resolution directing the sergeant at arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder.

FRC president Tony Perkins repeated his suggestion from earlier this month that the House sergeant at arms should have “slapped the cuffs on” Holder and “stuffed him down there in the cell in the Capitol” during the State of the Union Address in response to the House GOP’s 2012 vote to hold Holder in contempt of Congress.

In response, Gohmert suggested Republicans consider passing “a resolution directing the Sergeant at Arms to detain anyone who is in contempt of Congress.”“
There is a cell there on Capitol Hill,” he added.

Gohmert: When you have someone like an attorney general who is in contempt of Congress, what can we do? Someone in contempt of Congress comes waltzing into the House chamber and he’s in contempt of Congress as found by the Congress, what can be done? I was told that actually you can pass a resolution directing the sergeant at arms to detain anyone who is in contempt of Congress until such time as they comply with the requirement that put him in contempt. In this case, they didn’t provide information from the Justice Department, they had it, they refused to provide it, we found him in contempt.

Inside sources tell me that he's very gracious to politicians on both sides of the aisle, but this is crazy talk, people.

Digby:

This is the kind of crazy talk they were throwing around in the late 90s. You know, stuff that could never actually happen. Like impeachment.


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Rep. Gohmert is the nut that wants Congress to carry guns in in the Capitol building:

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) recently signaled his intention to submit a piece of legislation that would make exceptions to a number of firearms laws by allowing members of Congress to carry guns in D.C. and even into the Capitol building, including the chamber floors.

If I were Eric Holder, I would have one eye open at all times. I'm just saying.

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