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Gosar Introduces Resolution Requiring Body Cameras be Worn by House Leadership

Big Idea

  • Congressman Gosar has introduce a pilot program to require House Leadership to wear Body Cams
  • Body cams are used by law enforcement, and there’s a movement to put cameras in classrooms
  • It would bring transparency and honesty to Congress
  • No transparency = no trust
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Do you think that Congressional representatives should wear body cams?

PRESCOTT, AZ – Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after introducing a resolution to create a pilot program to require the leadership of the House of Representatives to wear body cameras and share the recorded footage with the public.

“Today, body-worn cameras already provide valuable evidence defending police officers from otherwise false and frivolous accusations. Occasionally, the police worn body cameras show a law enforcement error. There is further movement to put cameras in school classrooms. Too often what is really happening in our schools is hidden from parents.

This trend to bring transparency and honesty should also apply to Congress. For example, in January of 2021, several members of congress made false and defamatory allegations that other members of congress gave “reconnaissance tours” on January 5. Footage from body cameras would be able to rebut such defamation immediately.

In another instance, a member of Congress described a harrowing tale of hiding and being chased, without any witness or documentation of any type in support. A body camera would demonstrate the confabulation of such a story.

The lack of transparency in Congress is driving public trust in government to near-historic lows. The best way to restore that trust is through total transparency and sharing with the American people what really happens in Washington, DC. Less secrecy from our leaders is a good place to start.

That’s why today I introduced a resolution to create a pilot program that would require the leadership of the House of Representatives to utilize body-worn cameras and ensure that the cameras are activated while carrying out official business. Footage from the cameras would be shared with the public.

If the American people were shown more information about what happens in Congress, public trust in our government might improve,” concluded Congressman Gosar.

John M. Reeves, Founder, @BodyCams4Congress stated, “I have long maintained that body cameras in Congress would lead to better practices and transparency. I am in full support of this legislation as a great first step.”

“For too long Americans have been left in the dark about what is really going on in Congress. If cops can wear body cameras so can our politicians. It’s time for transparency and this bill by Rep. Gosar is a major first step,” added attorney and producer Mike Cernovich.

You can read the full legislative text by clicking here.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:07
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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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