U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1960 -- the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013 -- for failing to include language which would have protected American citizens against indefinite detention:
"In voting against the NDAA, I kept my promise to uphold and protect the Constitution. I will not vote to continue policies that trample on our constitutional rights."
"I voted in favor of amendments to improve this bill's adherence to the Constitution."
"Standing in defense of the Constitution could not be more important today." Rep. Gosar continued, "We have witnessed, over the last several weeks, government abuses of power and an assault on our constitutional rights in the name of national security. My no vote addresses this and is a reminder that the Constitution serves as chains to bind the misuse of government."