'Good Luck With Your Asparagus': Eric Holder Mocks Rep. Louie Gohmert
GOHMERT: "Let me ask you, do you think someone who believes marriage between a man and a woman violates the civil rights of a same-sex couple?"
HOLDER: "Somebody's personal belief?"
GOHMERT: "How about if they have a business and they believe that?"
HOLDER: "If they have a business? Does -- if a business has a --"
GOHMERT: "If they have a private business, and the owners of a private business and they believe marriage is between a man and a woman, are they violating a same-sex couple's civil rights in your opinion?"
HOLDER: "Well that is obviously a matter that is under consideration by the courts, and I -- we have taken a position on that. I wouldn't want to get into something that is, as I said, a pending matter."
GOHMERT: "Well, it is your opinion that matters on whether you tell attorneys general how to act in the states or how you approach businesses or individuals that have this biblical view that the president had when he was a senator in 2008, so I thought it was important. Let me ask you --"
CHAIRMAN: "The time of the gentleman has expired."
CHAIRMAN: "The chair recognizes the gentleman --"
HOLDER: "Good luck with your asparagus."
CHAIRMAN: "The chair recognizes the gentleman from Florida, Mr. Duetsch, for five minutes."