Louie Gohmert explains why his infamous asparagus comment was actually not a mistake

After a tense exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing ended with the Attorney General hurling what he believed to be a year-old insult at Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Gohmert joined Glenn on radio this morning to explain why he might actually get the last laugh.

“Let me go to Louie Gohmert, the great congressman from the great state of Texas. Louie, tell us the background of what Eric Holder said to you at the end of your exchange yesterday. This is one of the most insetting conversations I have ever heard come from a personal in the administration,” Glenn said. “He says, ‘Good luck with your asparagus.’ We had to look this up from a year ago, Louie. What is it?”

To recap: Last May, Holder and Gohmert got into a heated back-and-forth about whether the United States government could have done more to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings. The exchange ended with the Congressman declaring: “The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus!”

Fast-forward to yesterday’s hearing, and Rep. Gohmert and the Attorney General were once again in a tense debate – this time over whether or not the Department of Justice has ignored requests to turn over certain documents to congressional investigators. After Rep. Gohmert’s time expired, the Attorney General went for the jugular with a juvenile ‘dis’ he had apparently been holding onto for nearly a year.

“Good luck with your asparagus,” Holder said smugly.

Rep. Gohmert’s “the attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus” comment was widely considered a bungle at the time, but, as it turns out, he used the phrase intentionally.

“[Holder and I] had a very heated exchange last year… There's a writer with TheBlaze that said I bungled the line – obviously he have didn't understand – but Percy Foreman was a very, very liberal criminal defense attorney. He was incredible in the courtroom, and when somebody started attacking his integrity, he stood up and said, ‘I object. He's casting aspersions on my asparagus.’ And people would scratch their heads, but it brought down the level of the rancor,” Rep. Gohmert explained. “So I was using a Percy Foreman line from criminal trials back probably 50 years ago.”

The reference obviously eluded just about everyone. But as Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed, the context Rep. Gohmert provided makes the Attorney General’s flippant remark yesterday that much more offensive.

“That makes it even worse,” Pat said.

“For him to come back and say, ‘How's your asparagus,’ shows that this guy has held that for a year,” Glenn said. “I heard this exchange, and the vitriol and the hanging on to something for a year – this is a very dangerous man with this kind of power. He's a very dangerous man.”

Ultimately, Rep. Gohmert made it clear he is much more concerned with providing some kind of check to the out-of-control power this Administration has attempted to wield than what people think of his comments from a year ago.

“Look what they have done to people who have had the nerve to disagree with them. Other people say, ‘Man, Louie, you're kind of crazy to take on the attorney general,’” he explained. “But good grief! Somebody has got to have the executive branch – particularly the Department of Justice – held accountable. And, under the constitution, that is our job.”

“I have tremendous respect for you, and I know you stay close to the lord. Keep doing it. Let Him be your sword and your shield. They are bigger enemies of his,” Glenn concluded. “I will have that story corrected on TheBlaze right away.”

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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