Rep. Gosar asks House leadership for floor vote on Eric Holder ‘no confidence’ resolution
Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo: AP)
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is asking House GOP leaders to bring his resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious to the floor for a full House vote.
“Despite having been held in contempt of Congress and currently facing a federal lawsuit, Attorney General Holder continues to believe that he is above the law. Congress and the public have demanded for over a year answers and accountability from the Attorney General, yet received neither,” Gosar said in a Friday statement. “Let us move forward with my resolution to let the Attorney General know that the American people have lost their faith in him for good reason, and it is time for him to go.”
Gosar’s call for leadership to move on the resolution comes as the Department of Justice’s internal inspector general is expected to come out with his investigation into Fast and Furious – and subsequently testify before House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa’s committee next week.
Published: 4:57 PM 09/14/2012
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In a Friday letter to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Lamar Smith – on which House Speaker John Boehner is copied – Gosar pointed out how the judiciary and oversight committees have “worked tirelessly” over the past year and a half “to interview witnesses and investigate who authorized and supervised Operation Fast and Furious.”
“Beginning in October 2011, Congressional investigators have sent numerous subpoenas uncover pertinent and critical details about the involvement of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the inception, planning, approval, management and ultimate termination of Operation Fast and Furious,” Gosar wrote. “As you know, the DOJ has not made key witnesses available for questioning and its response to legitimate and proper document requests has been anemic at best. A pattern of obstructionism by the executive branch is clear – and so in June of this year, the House was forced to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress. The resulting federal court case in order to compel these documents is ongoing.”
Gosar goes on to say that both Democrats and Republicans “should be disgusted by the utter disdain and obstructionism this department has displayed for Congress’ constitutional oversight authority of the executive branch.”
Gosar asks Smith to “approve favorably or discharge” his resolution of no confidence in Holder from the Judiciary Committee, to which it was originally referred, and send it the floor of the House for a full vote.This article was originally published in forum thread: Rep. Gosar asks House leadership for floor vote on Eric Holder ‘no confidence’ resolu started by Jean View original post