Holder to Issa: Your Conduct Is Shameful

Attorney General Holder tells Rep. Issa his conduct is "unacceptable and shameful"

Upset by a line of questioning, US Attorney General Eric Holder tells Rep. Darrell Issa that his conduct as a member of Congress is "unacceptable and shameful."

Holder was grilled Wednesday on several scandals rocking the Obama administration, including the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press and any missteps in sharing intelligence information prior to the bombings in Boston.

At one point, Holder had a sharp exchange with local Rep. Issa (R) the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

The video clip below shows what happened after Issa requested the full content of emails from Obama's nominee for Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez.

Republicans have said that Perez acted inappropriately during his time at the Justice Department.

When Issa suggested the AG's office didn't want Congress to see the content of the emails, Holder criticized the Congressional leader saying the comment "...is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress."

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