Gosar: “We shall now hold him in contempt of Congress”

| June 11 2012
Christopher Cook

Congressman Gosar on Oversight Hearing: Holder Shows Contempt for Constitution and Should be Held in Contempt 

Prescott, AZ—Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) released the following statement regarding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s upcoming vote on June 20 to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. These proceedings come after continuous delay by Holder and the Department of Justice to release subpoenaed documents from the reckless Operation Fast and Furious.

“Today’s announcement that the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will take up contempt charges for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is long overdue but welcome news for the people of America and especially Arizona.  Mr. Holder has shown his contempt for our constitutional rights, our border, Arizonans and all Americans.  We shall now hold him in contempt of Congress.  115 members of Congress agree that Americans lack confidence in Mr. Holder and his Department. The people of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas who deal with unsecured borders and violent Mexican cartels on a regular basis now must also live in fear of these firearms. These citizens deserve for contempt charges to begin, because it was with contempt for their safety that this operation was carried out.”

“This action will show this administration and future ones that no one is above the law including the nation’s top justice official.  Attorney General Eric Holder brought this upon himself by refusing to cooperate with Congress and I believe fully that contempt charges are the appropriate way to go forward.”

As the only member from Arizona on the committee for Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Gosar has been a leading advocate for the victims of this horrible operation by demanding answers and justice. Gosar is the lead sponsor of H. Res. 490, a Resolution of No Confidence in the Attorney General which currently has 114 cosponsors.

Click here for a copy of the staff briefing paper and the draft contempt report