During a House Judiciary Committee hearing this afternoon, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) grilled Attorney General Eric Holder over whether his office plans to turn over potential evidence of alleged violations of the Federal Records Act by President Obama‘s new Labor Secretary nominee, former Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez. The resultant exchange was a tense one, with Holder calling Issa’s behavior “shameful.”

Asked whether his office will comply with a bipartisan group of House members seeking the remaining private emails from Perez allegedly leaking non-public information, Holder told Issa: “It’s not something that I have personally been involved in, but I will look at the request and try and be as responsive as we can.”

Amid crosstalk, Holder declared: “The way you conduct yourself as a member of Congress is unacceptable and shameful.”

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