additional commentary by Rep. Timothy Horrigan, member of the House Redress Committee
Joshua Youssef is, basically, a father who has been denied contact with his son, after a contentious divorce.
The interview was taped sometime between February & April 2012
Original URL: http://youtu.be/7moFD4cRWFs
A few weeks after this taping, on May 16, 2012, Rep. Avard formally endorsed Yousssef's candidacy for the State Senate:
My first encounter with Mr. Youssef was in the Committee for Redress of Grievance at the capital.
Mr. Youssef was very articulate in presenting his case before the committee; so much so that I thought at first blush that he was an experienced litigator in defense of parental Rights. I recognized his passion for the Constitution and his love for our liberties. His zeal in his defense of his and his fellow citizens' Constitutional rights goes beyond the average citizen.
The fact that he has a heart for the victims of the "system" and is willing to advocate for the downtrodden— in my mind— makes him the quintessential public servant.
His talents are obvious when engaged in conversation on any level. I believe his ability to empathize with, and listen to both Doctor and factory worker is a powerful asset. With over 10,000 customers in his private business, Josh has proven his connection to the public on a professional level.
Finally this State Rep. enthusiastically endorses Josh Youssef for The office of State Senate. I URGE the NH citizens to support him and stand firmly behind him in his bid for seat 7!
Sincerely, Rep. Kevin Avard— Nashua
On or shortly before October 3, 2012, Josh took a break from his
rather unusual State Senate campaign for another interview with
Rep. Avard. (The campaign was unusual primarily because the
various things he talked about during his House Petition hearings
resurfaced in a very different context. And some new stuff
was uncovered as well.) He talks a lot about his family
background: his father was a Coptic Christian who fled Egypt in
the 1960s, ending up in New Hampshire:
Original URL: http://kevinavard.com/2012/10/speak-up-guest-josh-youssef-with-host-kevin-avard/
This is one of several TV shows which Rep. Kevin Avard has done about the House Redress Committee. I have gotten a fair amount of crap from leadership for talking about the petitions on my web site, but Rep. Avard has been producing a cable TV series and a YouTube channel, with (as far as I know) no crappy reception whatsoever.
Kevin Avard's "Speak Up!" videos:
Official Petitions & Redress committee page (not much to see here)