Holder, Gohmert fireworks inspire tweets

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  1. Twitter lit up Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing during which Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Attorney General Eric Holder got into a heated exchange as the firebrand Republican asked questions tied to the Boston Marathon bombings. Gohmert was repeatedly instructed to “suspend” as he slammed Holder’s characterizations of his statements, demanding the attorney general to “point out one thing I said that wasn’t true.” Over the ruckus, Gohmert at one point appeared to charge that Holder cast “aspersions on my asparagus,” a line Twitter loved. Here’s a look at how it played: