Non-Fox News viewers may not be aware of the "Fast & Furious" story they've been beating the drums on for about a year. We won't get into the particulars here, you can read up outside of class, but suffice it to say that the GOPers are engaged in a political witch hunt and they want Attorney General Eric Holder to resign at any cost.
To that end, yesterday was the first official hearing for AG Holder on capitol hill re: fast and furious, and it was a quite a day. The two most notable exchanges were between Holder and Reps. Labrador of Idaho and Farenthold of Texas. Labrador embarrassed himself with a misguided diatribe about how AG Holder isn't prepared when he comes before Congress, and therefore isn't fit to hold office.
Each member was allowed 5 mins to question Holder during yesterday's hearing, and if you need evidence that Rep. Labrador's time was used for a grandstanding political speech, look no further than his official youtube page. The Congressman only posted his portion of the Q and A session (Just the "Q", not the A... see below).
Congressman Raul Labrador (ID-01) questions Attorney General Eric Holder on his knowledge and/or involvement in the "Fast and Furious" program during a hearing in the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.
What Rep. Labrador DOESN"T want you to see is Attorney General Holder's response during which the Congressman is completely pwned for his foolish line of "inquiry".
Eric Holder to Rep. Labrador: How dare you treat me that way?
The exchange with Rep. Farenthold is almost as ludicrous. The freshman tea partier from Texas (known best for this fun picture) questions Holder's ability to competently run the Justice Department. A.G. Holder was quite forceful in his response.
Feb. 2, 2012 hearing entitled "Fast and Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice."