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BREAKING: Congressman Files NO CONFIDENCE Resolution Against Eric Holder

December 14, 2011

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar filed a “No Confidence” resolution against Obama Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday – a move clearly intended to increase the already significant pressure for Holder to resign his position within the Obama administration. Currently 57 members of Congress are now calling for Eric Holder’s resignation.

The Daily Caller describes just how aggressive the move is against Holder with the following:

The resolution, introduced Monday afternoon, is a formal way to exhibit congressional disdain for Holder as the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious proceeds. It would also be an initial step toward some House Republicans’ plan to FORMALLY REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE IF HE WON’T RESIGN. (emphasis added)

The resolution, officially numbered H. Res. 490, states that “it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress has lost confidence in the Attorney General of the United States.”

In a statement, Gosar denounced Holder’s continued refusal to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas and other official congressional requests for information.

In a statement, Gosar denounced Holder’s continued refusal to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas and other official congressional requests for information.

“It is imperative that the citizens of our nation have confidence in our Attorney General,” Gosar said in the statement. “After months of evasive answers, silence and outright lies it is time that Congress speak up on behalf of the many people who have or will fall victims to the firearms in the flawed gunrunning operation Fast & Furious.”

There are currently 55 House members and two members of the Senate demanding Holder’s resignation, along with four GOP presidential candidates and two sitting governors. Many of those in Congress who have called for Holder’s ouster have also signed on to Gosar’s resolution.

Some other co-signers, however, have not asked for Holder’s resignation. According to Gosar’s office, they include North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, Arizona Rep. David Schweikert, Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling and Ohio Rep. Bill Johnson, all Republicans.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/12/ariz-congressman-files-no-confidence-resolution-against-atty-gen-eric-holder/#ixzz1gY8JjjfJ

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