Rep. Gosar: Attorney General Holder Misled Congress

Aug 1, 2013 Issues: Defense

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2013


Contact: Orlando Watson
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  Rep. Gosar: Attorney General Holder Misled Congress  

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke on the House floor today condemning Attorney General Eric Holder’s deceptive testimony, which misled Congress and abused the American people’s trust. In a 70-page report, released Wednesday, on the Justice Department's leak investigations, the House Judiciary Committee formally accused the Attorney General of misleading Congress when he said that he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press.

This floor speech is the fourth in a series of speeches highlighting the violations of the law 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 resignation. The resolution currently has 137 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.

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



Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address Attorney General Holder misleading Congress with deceptive testimony.

If I or any other ordinary citizen did what the attorney general did, we would be thrown in jail for perjury.

In front of the House Judiciary committee, on May 15th, Holder said  he knew nothing of the targeting of journalist James Rosen.

Yet, Holder himself signed the subpoena for Mr. Rosen’s records.

Does the Attorney General suffer from Sargent Schultz syndrome – where he “hears nothing, sees nothing, and knows nothing?”

How convenient for Mr. Holder? But at what cost to our Constitution?

We are a nation of laws, but the Attorney General has created an atmosphere of lawlessness in America.

No one is above the law. He must be held accountable.

As Supreme 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 the Attorney General invited anarchy?

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

I will be back.