Rep. Gosar Asks for Floor Vote on “No Confidence” in Attorney General Holder

Sep 14, 2012 Issues: Defense and National Security

 

 

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Rep. Gosar Asks for Floor Vote on “No Confidence” in Attorney General Holder

                                            
                                              
We Have Not Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) sent a letter to the Chairman Lamar Smith of the House Judiciary Committee requesting that his Resolution of “No Confidence” in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, H. Res. 490, be approved by the committee and recommended for a full vote by the House of Representatives. Currently, there are 115 members of the House of Representatives who have lost confidence in the Attorney General.  A PDF of the letter is available here.

“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,” said Congressman Gosar.  “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.”

 As Attorney General Holder and the Administration continue to stonewall Congress over the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, Gosar’s resolution expresses public dissonance by stating, “it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress has lost confidence in the Attorney General of the United States.” The resolution was introduced this past December, and to see a list of the 114 cosponsors please, click here.

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