U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) demanded answers from the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing today. Inspector General Horowitz provided testimony on his internal investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
"As the Inspector General Michael Horowitz made very clear today in his testimony and in his final report, Attorney General Holder and top officials at the DOJ failed to connect the dots and realize the consequences of this ill-conceived operation. This neglect of accountability has cost lives on both sides of the border, putting the American and Mexican people at risk of increased violence," said Congressman Gosar. "To this end, it is time that Attorney General Holder recognize that his time of spinning and stalling is up. His resignation is long overdue and now would be a good time to allow us as a nation to move forward and restore the confidence of the American people in the DOJ"
The report released yesterday was the result of over a yearlong investigation. During the time this investigation was being conducted, Attorney General Holder used it as a key excuse for stonewalling Congress. This report confirms a broad failure by the Attorney General and his inner-circle to take appropriate action for over a year. The report is available here.
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 Operation Fast and Furious 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.