Attorney General Eric Holder, who is currently embroiled in the Justice Department's AP phone records controversy, was having none of it today when Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) got a little acerbic during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
In a round of questioning about why the DoJ hadn't released private emails from Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and President Obama's nominee for labor secretary, Issa suggested that Holder "didn't want us to see the details." The congressman gave a little smirk at his jab and attempted to move on, but Holder quickly interrupted him, saying, "I'm not going to stop talking now."
The rest of the exchange is garbled by the men speaking over each other, but it ends with Holder saying very clearly, "It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress. It's unacceptable, and it's shameful."
Issa ended up looking a little hurt.
The Washington Post reported today that Issa has become rather eager of late as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman, a position from which he'll attempt to take the administration to task for the Benghazi attacks and the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.