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Rep. Paul Gosar on DOJ Secretly Obtaining AP Phone Records

Posted: May 14, 2013 at 7:25 am   /   by

“the enemies list seems to grow as does the potential abuse of power”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) issued the following statement after recent reports that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.

“On one hand, I am encouraged to hear that the Attorney General obtained warrants first. Score one for the Fourth Amendment. But I remain concerned about the First Amendment and the targeting of journalists. Whether the Administration is targeting conservatives, patriots, Tea Party groups, Jewish groups or now journalists, the enemies list seems to grow as does the potential abuse of power.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “I call upon the Attorney General to refresh his memory of the U.S. Constitution. If he cannot find one, I am happy to personally hand deliver one to him.”