Eric Holder’s House Judiciary Committee Testimony: “I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know…” 57 Times! [Video]
Attorney General Eric Holder used the phrase â€œI donâ€™t knowâ€ or some variation, at least 57 times during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today as House Republicans grilled him over controversies including the IRSâ€™ targeting of Tea Partiers, the Justice Departmentâ€™s seizure of journalist phone records, and the security lapses surrounding the Boston bombing.
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As the nationâ€™s top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.
That was my thought exactly earlier today. Maybe now that Dana Milbank agrees with me it is magically no longer a racist thought.
On and on Holder went: â€œI donâ€™t know. I donâ€™t know. .â€‰.â€‰. I would not want to reveal what I know. .â€‰.â€‰. I donâ€™t know why that didnâ€™t happen. .â€‰.â€‰. I know nothing, so Iâ€™m not in a position really to answer.â€
Holder seemed to regard this ignorance as a shield protecting him and the Justice Department from all criticism of the Obama administrationâ€™s assault on press freedoms. But his claim that his â€œrecusalâ€ from the case exempted him from all discussion of the matter didnâ€™t fly with Republicans or Democrats on the committee, who justifiably saw his recusal as more of an abdication.
â€œThere doesnâ€™t seem to be any acceptance of responsibility in the Justice Department for things that have gone wrong,â€ said Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), after Holder placed the AP matter in the lap of his deputy. â€œWe donâ€™t know where the buck stops.â€
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