Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Republican from Georgia, interviewed as a candidate by Roll Call, February 10, 2014.
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GOP lawmaker pondered Eric Holder’s arrest

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), currently wrapping up his first full month as a U.S. congressman, is already well on his way to making a name for himself.
For example, at his first town hall meeting last week, the Georgia Republican fielded a question about vaccinations. Loudermilk, looking at his wife, told his constituents, “Most of our children, we didn’t immunize. They’re healthy. Of course, home schooling, we didn’t have to get the mandatory immunization.” Loudermilk, by the way, is the chairman of a House Science subcommittee.
Oh my.
Just as amazing, though, was the Georgia lawmaker saying that some House Republicans had discussed the prospect of Attorney General Eric Holder getting arrested at last months’ State of the Union address.
“There was a discussion before the State of the Union of, because of holding Eric Holder in contempt, what role will the House play if he shows up on the House floor for the State of the Union because he’s been held in legal contempt of U.S. Congress,” Loudermilk said. “And there was a discussion, ‘Will the Sergeant-at-Arms arrest him?’ But they checked with some of the attorneys and they said some other things were going on.”
He didn’t specify what those “other things” might be that prevented the arrest of the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.
Loudermilk added that he’s concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood having “White House access.”
Some may have been concerned that the departure of Paul Broun and Michele Bachmann from Capitol Hill would mean fewer over-the-top remarks from right-wing lawmakers. Rest assured, a new generation of extremists is picking up the slack.