Dems push to censure Gosar over violent video against Biden, AOC [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • A group of Democratic congressmen announced that they will move to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar for tweeting an edited anime video showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and stabbing President Joe Biden.
  • Gosar tweeted the video Monday with caption, “any anime fans out there?”
  • The Arizona representative said it “is a symbolic cartoon” that “depicts the symbolic nature of a battle between lawful and unlawful policies.”

A group of House Democrats plans to push for a resolution censuring Rep. Paul Gosar on Friday after he tweeted an animated video showing violence against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden. 

“For a Member of Congress to post a manipulated video on his social media accounts depicting himself killing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden is a clear cut case for censure,” the group of Democrats, led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said. 

“For that Member to post such a video on his official Instagram account and use his official congressional resources in the House of Representatives to further violence against elected officials goes beyond the pale,” the group added regarding Gosar, R-Ariz.

Gosar shared the video in question earlier this week before deleting it. The bombastic conservative said in a statement that the video was a “symbolic cartoon” about immigration policy. 


“For that Member to post such a video on his official Instagram account and use his official congressional resources in the House of Representatives to further violence against elected officials goes beyond the pale,” the group added regarding Gosar, R-Ariz.

Gosar shared the video in question earlier this week before deleting it. The bombastic conservative said in a statement that the video was a “symbolic cartoon” about immigration policy. 

“I do not espouse violence or harm towards any Member of Congress or Mr. Biden,” Gosar said. “The video depicts the fight taking place next week on the House floor and symbolizes the battle for the soul of America when Congress takes up Mr. Biden’s massive $4 trillion spending bill that includes amnesty for millions of illegal aliens already in our country and was not meant to depict any harm or violence against anyone portrayed in the anime.”

He added: “The cartoon depicts the symbolic nature of a battle between lawful and unlawful policies and in no way intended to be a targeted attack against Representative Cortez or Mr. Biden. It is a symbolic cartoon. It is not real life.”

Joining Speier and Pressley in backing the resolution are Reps. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Nikema Williams, D-Ga. 

The members said they plan to introduce the resolution on Friday, when the House meets for a pro forma session. The chamber will not be back for legislative business until next week, which is the earliest a vote on the resolution could happen. 

Source: Fox News





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