My time has expired, and I now recognize the gentleman from Arizona, Mr. Gosar.
REP. PAUL GOSAR (R-AZ): Thank you, Madam Chairwoman.
(INAUDIBLE) propaganda and lies are being used to unleash the national security state against law abiding U.S. citizens, especially Trump voters. The FBI is fishing through homes of veterans and citizens with no criminal records and restricting the liberties of individuals that had been never accused of a crime.
Mr. Biden calls January 6th the worst attack since the civil war. A president was impeached for his alleged role in that riot. It was reported early, totally unconfirmed that an armed insurrection, quote, beat a police officer to death with a fire extinguisher. The government has even enlisted Americans to turn in their own neighbors.
Federal Prosecutor Michael Sherwin on CBS News 60 Minutes continued the, quote, shock and awe, end of quote, strategy. Many of my Democratic colleagues opposed the quote, shock and awe, end of quote, strategy in Iraq. We should similarly oppose its application against American citizens.
Mr. Rosen, you claim that the DOJ would, quote, spare no resources, end of quote. Mr. Rosen, did the DOJ confiscate any firearms from suspects charged with breaching the Capitol on January 6th?
ROSEN: Congressman, as I alluded to in my opening remarks, there are certain limitations about pending investigations and prosecutions.
GOSAR: Mr. Rosen, I’ll be looking forward to asking that question to people that can answer it from the Capitol Police and the FBI, but the answer is no, zero firearms from suspects charged with breaching the Capitol.
Mr. Rosen, was Officer Sicknick killed by rioters with a fire extinguisher?
ROSEN: Congressman, Officer Sicknick was there acting in the line of duty and went into harm’s way. And I think, as others have said, he acted as one of many heroes on that day. So —
GOSAR: Mr. Rosen, I — (INAUDIBLE) lightly. He did heroically, but he died of natural causes.
Mr. Rosen, was a single individual at or outside the Capitol on January 6th, have they been charged with the crime of insurrection?
ROSEN: Again, if you’re asking me about charges that were either made, pending or being investigated, I’m sorry, I’m just not in position to address those.
GOSAR: Mr. Rosen, thank you. Once again, Mr. Rosen, to my knowledge, not a single person has been charged with a crime of insurrection.
Mr. Rosen, do you recall the name of a young lady, a veteran wrapped in in American flag that was killed in the U.S. Capitol?
ROSEN: I do. Her name was Ashli Babbitt.
GOSAR: Yes, Ashli Babbitt. Was Ashli Babbitt armed?
ROSEN: Again, Congressman, I mean to be respectful of your observations but I just don’t want to talk about individual situations or —
GOSAR: Reclaiming my time. Mr. Rosen, no, she wasn’t. She was wrapped in a U.S. flag.
Was the death of Ashli Babbitt a homicide?
ROSEN: Congressman, I’m not trying to be unhelpful here.
GOSAR: I understand.
ROSEN: But I just cannot comment.
GOSAR: I understand. But, I mean — reclaiming my time. As the death certificate says, it was a homicide.
Who executed Ashli Babbitt? ROSEN: Congressman, I’m just going to have to say the same thing here that I don’t want to get into the specific facts of the investigations.
GOSAR: Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
Now, Chief Contee, what are the rules of engagement at the D.C. protest?
CONTEE: At D.C. protest, sir?
CONTEE: Yes. The only time that we engage with riot gear, that kind of thing, is in situations where there’s an actual attack that’s going on, sir. I’m not sure —
GOSAR: I appreciate it you, and thank you for your service.
Madam Chairwoman, my constituents demand answers but the truth is being censored and covered up.
As a result, the DOJ is harassing peaceful patriots across the country.