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Congressman Gosar Says Now Is the Time for Contempt

03 May 2012   Apryl Marie Fogel

Congressman Gosar expresses his full support of Chairman Darrell Issa's intent to hold Eric Holder in Contempt.

Casa Grande, AZ – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) applauded the leadership of Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa, in releasing a report making a detailed and compelling case to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

“Thanks to the diligent and persistent efforts of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the American public is finding out today what I have known for months: the Attorney General has operated his department with shameful disregard for the law and must be found in contempt of Congress,”

“The Department of Justice’s failure to coordinate with other federal agencies on grave matters of border security is serious enough. But the callous disregard for the family of Brian Terry, the coordinated retaliation against veteran ATF agent whistleblowers, the deliberate attempts to shield political appointees from the consequences of their gross incompetence, and the willful and continued noncompliance with Congressional subpoenas make one thing clear: the Justice Department needs new leadership, and Eric Holder must face formal contempt charges.”

Additionally, Congressman Gosar will be leading a Special Order on the House floor next Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He challenged those who have been silent on Fast and Furious to come forward.

"I continue to marvel at the defense of inaction by the Minority which calls this "partisan" politics. I'm confident that the criminals who have firearms, obtained with help by our nation’s government, will not be checking voter registration cards when choosing their victims. The people around the nation, but specifically in Arizona where Operation Fast and Furious was carried out, deserve more from their President and their Attorney General.”

“108 members of congress have signed on to my Resolution of No Confidence in Attorney General Holder because he must be held accountable for the actions of his department and for his personal unwillingness to cooperate with congressional oversight requests. I continue to urge members of both parties to co-sign this Resolution and to speak out for the people of the United States and of Mexico who have and will be in harm’s way because of Fast and Furious. I will not rest until full answers are given about this gunrunning scheme, and justice is served for those responsible.”