Another congressman signs on to ‘no confidence’ in Holder resolution
Republican Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota tells The Daily Caller that he now supports the official House resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder.
Berg’s spokesperson told The Daily Caller that the congressman has cosponsored the legislation, which originally was introduced by Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar in December. Gosar filed the “no confidence” resolution in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious,
Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania tells TheDC that he will support the resolution assuming it moves forward in the House.
“Should Congressman Gosar’s legislation begin moving forward in the legislative process, I intend to support it,” Gerlach said. “Further, I am supportive of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s proposal to appoint a special counsel to fully investigate this matter. I believe the American people deserve to know all of the facts.”
Berg is now the 121st member of the House to have signed the “no confidence” resolution, called for Holder’s resignation, or both. The “no confidence” resolution, which is seen a formal way to express Congress’ displeasure with Holder, picked up steam after Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann became the 100th cosponsor last week.
On Monday, Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren, became the first Democrat to refuse to openly support Holder. According to Chris Cox of the NRA, this is a sign the frustration with Holder “transcends party lines.”