Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Rep. Bentivolio issues statement on Department of Justice obtaining AP phone records

May 14, 2013
Press Release

Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio issued the following statement after the recent news report that the Department of Justice obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters:

“This administration’s recent attacks on the 1st amendment are appalling and un-American. First, it comes out that the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeted groups because of their beliefs. Now we find out that the Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records of reporters that cover the House of Representatives. This is unacceptable and the American people deserve better. I will work with my colleagues to get to the bottom of these incidents. We will find out how we can prevent future infringements on our constitutional rights by this administration.”