Rep. Gosar Votes to Send Contempt Charges to House Floor

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ)—who is moving fast and furious out of CD-1—released the following statement regarding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. These proceedings come after continuous delay by Holder and the Department of Justice to release subpoenaed documents from the reckless Operation Fast and Furious.

Gosar said today, “Mr. Holder continues in his latest actions to show his contempt for our constitutional rights, our border, Arizonans and all Americans by evading oversight. After months of stonewalling, excuses and half truths Mr. Holder has run out of time and second chances. I was pleased to cast my vote in committee to send to the floor of the motion to hold Mr. Holder in contempt for his actions and inaction with regard to Fast and Furious. 114 members of Congress have signed onto my Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res.490) in Mr. Holder. Now those same members and others will get to vote to hold him in contempt of Congress.”

As the only member from Arizona on the committee for Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Gosar has been a leading advocate for the victims of this horrible operation by demanding answers and justice. Gosar is the lead sponsor of H. Res. 490, a Resolution of No Confidence in the Attorney General which currently has 114 cosponsors.

The oversight committee has videos concerning the failed Fast and Furious operation on their web site.

Fast and Furious is the failed Justice Department operation which they blamed on Arizona gun dealers. The fury reached new heights with the Obama administration revealing that it will evoke executive privilege on documents concerning the failure.