Fast & Furious: Gosar to Lead Special Order on House Floor
On Thursday, May 10, at 3PM EST on C-SPAN, Representative Paul
Gosar will lead a Special Order on the House floor concerning Operation Fast
and Furious. The Special Order will allow members of the House to talk about the Department of Justice's gunwalking scandal which resulted in the death of a border patrol agent.
"I continue to marvel at the defense of inaction by the Minority which calls
this 'partisan' politics," Gosar stated. "I'm confident that the criminals who have firearms,
obtained with help by our nation’s government, will not be checking voter
registration cards when choosing their victims. The people around the nation,
but specifically in Arizona where Operation Fast and Furious was carried out,
deserve more from their President and their Attorney General.”
Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee, often says the GOP is using Fast & Furious as an election year witch hunt. It’s quite obvious that,
if the DOJ cooperated from the start, this would have ended in late 2011,
thus avoiding it in an election year.
Rep Gosar, who represents Arizona’s 1st district, is one of the most aggressive
members of Congress toward Fast & Furious. Last year he drafted a “no
confidence” resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder. So far he has 108
co-sponsors. Many of those same people and others have called for Mr. Holder
to resign, totaling 125 Congressmen. But all of them are Republicans, which has
caused Democrats and the liberal media to proclaim all of this a partisan hack job
or witch hunt.
“108 members of congress have signed on to my Resolution of No Confidence
in Attorney General Holder," Gosar explains, "because he must be held accountable for the
actions of his department and for his personal unwillingness to cooperate with
congressional oversight requests. I continue to urge members of both parties to
co-sign this Resolution and to speak out for the people of the United States and
of Mexico who have and will be in harm’s way because of Fast and Furious. I will
not rest until full answers are given about this gunrunning scheme, and justice is
served for those responsible.”
This Special Order will give those who have been silent an opportunity to speak
up. Rep Gosar hopes many will. After all, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the
300+ Mexicans murdered as a result of this program deserve justice.
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