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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Holder's "Brainwash" comment quickly makes Congressmen Furious

Well, that didn't take long. Less than 48 hours after video of Eric Holder in 1995 surfaced in which he said he wanted to "brainwash" people to be against guns, multiple congressmen have chimed in to express their outrage. In particular, Rep. Louie Gohmert - a former judge - made some extremely salient observations.

Via the Daily Caller:
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert — one of the 123 House members demanding Holder’s resignation or firing over Fast and Furious — told TheDC the new video is more evidence that Holder is motivated by anti-gun politics.

“From my days on the bench, this is what you would call ‘state of mind evidence,’” Gohmert, a judge before running for U.S. Congress, said of the newly surfaced video. “[This shows] what this guy is thinking and what makes him tick. So, what it does, actually, is buttress his thinking and gives us a bit of an explanation as to why he would obfuscate and why he would not want to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious because he sees that, as well, as a tool that would help ‘brainwash’ Americans into thinking selling or possessing guns are not a good thing.”

The White House has not responded to numerous requests for comment on whether President Barack Obama agrees with Holder’s push to “brainwash” people into not supporting firearm ownership. Gohmert said there’s no way Obama doesn’t know Holder said it, though. “Since it was on CSPAN, you know good and well the administration would have asked about this and would have had knowledge about this speech,” he said in a phone interview. “They would have known this.”

Gohmert said he thinks Obama’s friends may have helped hide or downplay this video — just like the recently revealed Derrick Bell videos — in order to protect Holder from public scrutiny. “Just as we’re finding out that friends of the president actually helped hide video of a younger Barack Obama — or, Barry Obama — apparently they’ve been doing similar efforts on behalf of people he appointed so that they don’t see them in the roles that they played and the mindsets that they had in earlier years that they obviously still display,” Gohmert said. “This isn’t a situation where you look back and say, 1995, gee, look how much he’s changed in the interim because with Attorney General Holder, it doesn’t appear he’s changed much at all.”

Gohmert added that “absolutely,” he and other members on Capitol Hill are talking about Holder’s anti-gun “brainwash” comments. “For a year now, we’ve been met with nothing but stonewalling from the attorney general,” he said. “You would think that somebody in charge of the Justice Department would not turn it into an ‘Injustice Department.’ But, this is, unfortunately, by his repeated responses, this is something that you’ve come to expect from Attorney General Holder.”
As this 1995 video gets more attention (are there more?), look for the number of congressmen who are calling for Holder's resignation to go up as well. Once that number gets to 218 (already at 123), it's a majority that Speaker John Boehner will no longer be able to avoid.

In case you haven't seen the 1995 video in question, it is quite shocking, especially toward the end. It's just over three minutes but well worth the time.

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