BULLHEAD CITY — District 4 U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, was the guest speaker at a recent Colorado River Tea Party Patriots meeting. Gosar spoke briefly and then took questions. Points made include:
w The budget is most important, including denying federal funds to sanctuary cities.
w Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, they only have to spend one day in the military to get their citizenship.
w Through an executive order from President Barack Obama, 108,000 people have been legalized through DACA since 2014. It’s “a perfect Supreme Court case,” Gosar said.
w Courts have been supporting the rule of law and the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against the Obama Administration from time to time, but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees the Western U.S., is “a lost cause.”
w Obama’s executive orders are nothing but “a piece of paper,” and Republicans in Congress can vote not to fund them.
w House Speaker Paul Ryan is a “protege” of former speaker John Boehner, Gosar said. He did not vote for him, but instead voted for Rep. Daniel Webster, who previously served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
w Linda Miller of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge should be fired for her role in shutting down part of the Colorado River and Topock Marsh to recreational boating.
w He’s favored the impeachment of Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, John Koskinen, Internal Revenue commissioner, and Eric Holder when he was attorney general.
w Gosar originally supported Ted Cruz but is now supporting Donald Trump because “he’s better than anybody the Democrats can come up with.”
Regarding the primary in which Sen. John McCain is facing three opponents, Gosar said he is “not taking sides.”
w “What we don’t have is people calling out people” for their behavior, Gosar said.
w The nation’s debt is now at $19 trillion. “We need more people that say, ‘No.’ ”
Gosar was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 in District 1 and moved to District 4 in 2012.