Holder fired back by invoking the McCarthy-era line, "Have you no shame?" To which Issa retorted, "Have YOU no shame?" The actual line, uttered to McCarthy during a 1954 hearing by Army counsel Joseph Nye Welch, was, "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" You can watch video of Welch's famous line here. Fireworks as Issa compares Holder to Nixon's AG | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner My my... Holder compares hearings as to why the ATF agent killed by ATF weapons under orders signed by Holder.. is the same??? Of course it is! The poor Holder has NO legs to stand on because either he is LYING through his teeth OR he is totally unaware of his subordinates activities which makes him INCOMPETENT!