Happy Friday. Our clip begins after Attorney General Eric Holder addresses Rep. Louie Gohmert in a House Judiciary hearing. Holder says something like ‘You, congressman, are unaware of the domestic intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev . .’
“You don’t know what the FBI did. You don’t know what the FBI’s interaction was with the Russians. You don’t know what questions were put to the Russians, whether those questions were responded to. You simply do not know that. And you have characterized the FBI as being not thorough, or taken exception to my characterization of them as being thorough. I know what the FBI did. You cannot know what I know. That is all.”
With that, Louie grows furious. He literally turns red. He wants the AG’s head but — NO! — Louie’s time has expired. So he attempts to counter-attack Holder using a parliamentary procedure, the “Point of Personal Privilege.” Unfortunately the “Privilege” can’t be used to act like a Texas derpass. But Louie doesn’t know it, or doesn’t care, so on he blindly rants while the committee members ask him repeatedly to shut it. Finally, after growing fully crimson and unhinged, he blurts out the most magnificent defense of a dumb-dog congressman ever:
When a mere child will face down the government rather than deny his asparagus, you can be sure that chivalry isn’t dead.