U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) released the following statement on Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's findings in the Operation Fast and Furious report released today.
"This report confirms what I have firmly believed and said since information about Fast and Furious came to light--officials at the Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder, acted with a reckless disregard for the lives and safety of Americans and Mexicans alike," said Congressman Gosar. "The report shows a lack of accountability and transparency at main Justice, which has been the basis of congressional inquiries. I look forward to tomorrow's hearing and the opportunity to hear from Inspector General Horowitz on his findings."
"We must not forget what this report was about. The consequences of Fast and Furious are higher crime and more deaths. I remain committed to seeing justice brought for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the hundreds of Mexicans who have lost their lives."
"This report relied on approximately 100,000 documents and 130 people who were interviewed, many of which were not made available for congressional inquiry. The American people deserve better from their Attorney General which is why I voted to hold him in contempt, and why I am sponsoring a House Resolution of No Confidence in him (H. Res. 490). Attorney General Holder must resign, and President Obama must insist upon the agency's full cooperation during the remainder of our investigation."
Congressman Gosar will be questioning the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the report at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing tomorrow, September 20th. The public will be able to watch this hearing by streaming it online at http://oversight.house.gov.
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.