Gosar Files Congressional Resolution of No Confidence in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2011

CONTACT:  Apryl Marie Fogel, aprylmarie.fogel@mail.house.gov

Gosar Files Congressional Resolution of No Confidence

in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

 

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01) introduced H.Res. 490, a Resolution of No Confidence in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.  The resolution states “that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress has lost confidence in the Attorney General of the United States.”

 

Congressman Gosar hopes to accomplish two goals with this resolution: First, the reproval by Congress of an executive official, is a significant statement.   Cabinet positions, including the Attorney General, are appointed with the consent of half of Congress, the Senate.   Congress is more than entitled to express its approbation, disapproval or censure.   This resolution does that for the House. 

 

The second goal is public awareness.   By filing this resolution, we are anticipating a debate on the House floor and a floor vote.   This will bring needed inquiry, exposure and transparency to the issue itself.  

 

Congressman Gosar said “It is imperative that the citizens of our nation have confidence in our Attorney General. After months of evasive answers, silence and outright lies it is time that Congress speak up on behalf of the many people who have or will fall victims to the firearms in the flawed gunrunning operation Fast & Furious.”

 

H.Res. 490 has 21 co-sponsors including Trent Franks (AZ), David Schweikert (AZ), Jeff Duncan (SC), Connie Mack (FL), Paul Broun (GA), Lynn Jenkins (KS), Gus Bilirakis (FL), Kenny Marchant (TX), Michael Grimm (NY), Blake Farenthold (TX), Renee Ellmers (NC), Jeff Landry (LA), Dan Burton (IN), Alan Nunnelee (MA), Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX), Vicky Hartzler (MO), Bobby Shilling (IL), Steve Pearce (NM), Bill Johnson (OH), Walter Jones (NC), Allen West (FL).

 

Link to Resolution:  http://gosar.house.gov/sites/gosar.house.gov/files/Resolution%20of%20No%20Confidence%20-%20Holder.pdf

 

 

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