Holder Complains to Civil Rights Activists About Congress's Treatment of Him
'Unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity'
7:16 AM, Apr 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Eric Holder complained yesterday to civil rights activists about the way Congress is treating him. He made the remarks, which appeared unscripted, yesterday at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in Manhattan:
"I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity," an indignant Holder said yesterday. "If you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me, forget about me — you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee — had nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?"
The reference appears to be to this exchange between Eric Holder and House Republican Louie Gohmert:
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