Rosenstein has been overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as a result of AG Jeff Sessions' recusal from the matter. Gosar, Biggs and the other co-sponsors accuse Rosenstein of "obstruction" of their requests for information about the probe.
Here are the proposed Articles of Impeachment, followed by quotes from Biggs and Gosar:
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): “Congress gave Mr. Rosenstein plenty of time to comply with our requests. We have been reasonable and up front with him. Unfortunately, at almost every opportunity, Mr. Rosenstein has resisted and defied Congress’s constitutional oversight. His time to obstruct our investigations has expired. Mr. Rosenstein’s Department is subject to constitutional checks and balances. I call on my colleagues to assert our constitutional responsibility and approve these articles of impeachment.”
Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ): “It’s time to stop letting unelected bureaucrats rule over the people’s house. Rod Rosenstein has repeatedly failed to deliver requested documents, ignored subpoenas and ultimately stonewalled Congress. His obstruction and reckless actions have completely undermined the American people. In order to restore the power to the people, we must impeach Rod Rosenstein. I will continue to fight to shine a light on the facts and ensure power is restored to the American people.”
Biggs acknowledge on (fmr. Arizona GOP Chair Robert Graham's radio show this afternoon that they might not have the votes from fellow GOP Representatives to get the measure out of Committee and almost surely do not have the votes among the GOP majority.
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