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Thursday, January 10, 2013

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS ARIZONA OFFICEHOLDER, PART 2: Rep. Gosar Turns Up In Mideast, Inspecting EmbassiesC

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) swore in for his 2nd Congressional term last week, then took off for the Mideast with six GOP colleagues to inspect U.S. embassies and consulates.

The seven members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Democrats need not apply) are checking the security situation in the wake of the attack in Benghazi which left four Americans - including Ambassador Chris Stevens - dead in September.

The Congresspeople - led by Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) - have visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv in Israel, and facilities in Turkey and Lebanon.  Three more unspecified stops were planned before heading back to Washington.  The House reconvenes on Monday.

The other committee members are Reps. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Raul Labrador (R-ID), John Mica (R-FL) and Tim Walberg (R-MI).

Gosar and his office has maintained radio silence since he left the country.  The Tennessean was the first to report the Committee trip, yesterday.  Seven of the 22 Republicans on the Committee are on the trip.

It was one month ago that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) received a lot of national attention for her unannounced overseas trip, to Afghanistan.

Arizona's Politics has contacted the Congressman's office to inquire about his observations to date.


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