Rep. Paul Gosar: Attorney General Holder Shows Disregard for the Rule of Law

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2013

 

Contact: Orlando Watson
Orlando.Watson@mail.house.gov

 Rep. Paul Gosar: Attorney General Holder Shows Disregard for the Rule of Law 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke on the House floor today highlighting Attorney General Eric Holder’s failure to uphold the rule of law and failure to comply with the highest standards of ethics, competence and honesty. This floor speech is the first in a series of speeches listing the violations of the law and other transgressions made by the Attorney General.

Earlier this year, Congressman Gosar re-introduced his Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 35), which expresses no confidence in Attorney General Holder and calls for his immediate resignation. The resolution currently has 137 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.

Below is the video and transcript of Rep. Gosar’s floor speech.

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TRANSCRIPT:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to shed light on Attorney General Eric Holder’s blatant disregard for the rule of law.

Mr. Holder’s violations of the law are egregious and he should not be immune from the prosecution or given license to act without restraint. 

An ordinary citizen would go to jail for selling guns to Mexican drug cartels.

An ordinary citizen would go to jail for secretly obtaining phone records and emails.

An ordinary citizen would go to jail for lying to Congress about an investigation.

What would happen to an ordinary citizen for lying to a judge?

This is just a small part of what Attorney General Eric Holder is responsible for.

As the Court Justice Brandeis said, “In a government of laws, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously…. If government becomes a lawbreaker it breeds contempt for law: it invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy.”

I ask you, has Attorney General Eric Holder invited anarchy?

I will continue to make this case here in the People’s House at the People’s Pulpit.

And folks, I will be back.

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