The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month.
Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference.
In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping of The Associated Press and Fox News.
“Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who launched the resolution in the wake of the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.
One of the recent co-sponsors is Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who heads the Judiciary subcommittee that the measure was referred to.
It remains unclear whether Sensenbrenner will move the motion and if GOP leaders will bring it to the floor.
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