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Senate Republicans brought an interesting lineup of witnesses into today’s big confirmation hearing, to talk about every right-wing grievance against outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. But as Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pointed out, there was one thing they weren’t actually discussing: The actual new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch!

Click above to watch Whitehouse rail at the committee for getting itself sidetracked — and even offer Republicans some advice on how to really get rid of Holder — then share this video!

Video via Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)/Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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