Brit Hume on Holder Contempt Vote: People Will Say 'They Wouldn’t Do This to Him if He Were White'

Fox News's Brit Hume on Monday said leaders of Congress "might want to think twice" about voting in favor of contempt charges against Eric Holder, "the first African-American Attorney General."

Appearing on The O'Reilly Factor, Hume added, "Everybody will be saying, ‘He wouldn’t do this, they wouldn’t do this to him if he were white.’ You know that’s coming."

As the discussion moved to the pending vote regarding Holder being in contempt, host Bill O’Reilly said, “In order to be held in contempt though, he has to be held by both the House and the Senate.’

“No, no. No, no,” interjected Hume. “Just one house can hold you in contempt, and it’s considered contempt of Congress. That’s not enforceable in any meaningful way. I mean, you’re not going to have the, you know, the Sergeant at Arms isn’t going to go down to the Justice Department and bang on the door, try to take him away in manacles. I mean, it’s not really enforceable, but it’s an ugly thing to have happen to you if you’re the Attorney General of the United States.”

“On the other hand,” Hume continued, “if you’re a leader of Congress, and you’re about to, you know, take this kind of action against the first African-American Attorney General, you might want to think twice about that, too, because you know what’s going to come out. Everybody will be saying, ‘He wouldn’t do this, they wouldn’t do this to him if he were white.’ You know that’s coming.”


 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.