Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, is certainly not one to be intimidated.
Speaking to Attorney General Eric Holder at a congressional hearing today, Farenthold said Holder “should be in jail” for ignoring congressional subpoenas from the investigation of the IRS’ alleged targeting of Tea Party organizations.
“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”
Farenthold then explained what he meant by that comment.
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“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he said.