U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott) speaks to the crowd at an event at Great American Pizza in Golden Valley on Saturday.

Nearly 30 Democratic U.S. House members plan to introduce a resolution censuring their Arizona Republican colleague Rep. Paul Gosar for social media posts that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

On Sunday, Gosar tweeted from both his official and personal accounts and posted on Instagram a video showing an anime sequence with the faces of Gosar, Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden superimposed over original characters. The character with Gosar’s face swings swords at Ocasio-Cortez and Biden.

The video also included images of U.S. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).

The censure resolution’s lead sponsor, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), said in a Thursday statement the group would introduce the resolution at the House pro forma session Friday.

A censure resolution needs majority approval in the House. According to the Congressional Research Service, the lawmaker being censured also generally stands in the well of the House to receive a verbal rebuke and to hear a reading of the resolution. It is not as severe a sanction as expulsion. The last member to be censured by the House, in December 2010, was Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat.

Nine Democrats in addition to Speier are listed as primary co-sponsors of the Gosar resolution. That group includes U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Nikema Williams of Georgia.

In a statement, the members called the posts created using official government resources “a clear-cut case for censure,” and criticized House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for allowing such rhetoric in his conference.

“As the events of January 6th have shown, such vicious and vulgar messaging can and does foment actual violence,” the members said, referring to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“Violence against women in politics is a global phenomenon meant to silence women and discourage them from seeking positions of authority and participating in public life, with women of color disproportionately impacted. Minority Leader McCarthy’s silence is tacit approval and just as dangerous.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the video in her own series of tweets Monday after arriving at the United Nations Climate Conference in Scotland. She also criticized McCarthy.

“So while I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me,” she wrote. “And he’ll face no consequences bc @GOPLeader [McCarthy] cheers him on with excuses.

“Fun Monday! Well, back to work bc institutions don’t protect” women of color.

In a Tuesday statement, Gosar defended the video.

“I do not espouse violence or harm towards any Member of Congress or Mr. Biden,” he said. “The video depicts the fight taking place next week on the House floor and symbolizes the battle for the soul of America.”

Gosar has since deleted the posts including the video. Tweets defending the video remained online.

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hvnfun

I like when people say they have scruples yet still support a twice impeached, multiple indicted loser who is still expounding his election lies. You are supporting a guy who is associated with multiple convicted felons, many which he pardoned and still associates closely with to continue to spread his lies. You now support a guy who is doing everything to hinder the investigation into the attack our capitol to over throw an election. If scruples is supporting an attack on everything as a veteran you fought for , I don't want any!

simon1dog

How could anyone belong to the baby killer party? How can they even look at themselves in the mirror each morning?

BigBob

simple - Please, by all means tell us EXACTLY who is the "baby killer party?" Be specific and accurate or admit you're a liar, as usual.

simon1dog

The Democrat Party are the ghouls that side with abortion. Yes, Big, you are a card carrying member of the baby killing party. Earth to Big, anybody home? Do you comprehend or choose not to?

BigBob

simple - No one actually sides "with abortion" and no one is "killing babies." What we advocate is that nattering busybodies - such as yourself - stop interfering in a woman's decision to make a very personal and private medical decision. Here's a thought - Unzip your pants. Do you see a penis? If yes, then shut the hell up about women making their own decisions regarding their bodies.

NorthLong

There you go again Bozo, obsessing with a penis.

Third Eye

Simple, not a baby, and its none of your business. Now, don't try and use that for the vaccine because believe it or not you can't get pregnant from sneezing.

simon1dog

You must've lost some morals after leaving the service blind eye. Can't believe a former military would vet belong to the communist (Democratic) party. None of my veteran friends do. They all have scruples unlike you.

BigBob

simple - When it comes to a loss of morals you and the rest of the fools who support a twice-impeached, lying, POS are the world's leaders. And as usual you still have no concept of what a communist is. As to your "veteran friends," two drunken fools falling off bar stools don't count for much.

#remove46

It is a fetus, the becomes a baby, with a heartbeat. If you've never carried a baby, then it's none of your business either. There is on no level a man can understand this issue...ever! But it's amazing to me how opinionated they are about it. If you kill a fetus, you kill a baby. Funny how you can't kill a doe deer because they reproduce, It's a controlled kill. But you can kill a buck every season, interesting concept don't ya think? Pro Life or Pro Choice, let your conscience be your guide.

tomgarven

A simple Google search for the number of abortions under different administrations tell a story. From my perspective I don't like the idea of having an abortion however I support the right of every woman to make that choice. To me it is no different than a man who elects to have a vesicostomy. Each are based on personal decisions.

I would prefer to PREVENT conception than to abort it once is has begun. Anyway here is the link.

www.google.com/search?q=abortions+under+democrat+administrations&rlz=1C1GIVA_enUS942US942&oq=abortions+under+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57.11257j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

IcePick

Simon1 D/Socialist are nasty!

BigBob

icky - Actually R/Fascist are not only nasty they are dangerous,

1502

The greatest generation would be saddened by the behavior of Americans. China is slowly taking over the world while Americans attack each other. No way we can compete with the Chinese people. They are the manufactures of the world!

Too old for this

15 (IQ?):Move to China. How simple can that be for you?

BigBob

twosie - Move to China? And leave our once great nation in the hands of Republican/Fascist fools? No way!

Third Eye

Wait, you told the dems to move if they didn't like dump as prez. They didn't. Now you are telling them to move because they won? Shouldn't you be the one asked to leave, we know you won't because you are cowardly like all republiskkkum but hey do you boo. Before you get your panties in a wad, I'm not a dem or repub.

Yup

1502 ,IDIOT!

simon1dog

The ignorance of Democrats is in the air this morning. Reminds me of a song by "Thunderclap" Newman. Big should know that tune.

BigBob

simple - the only ignorance seen here are the maniacal ravings of massively ignorant fools who support the racist, anti-Semitic POS Gosar. How stupid must you be to actually defend such a disgusting person?

Third Eye

That's your upper lip slum dog.

Wetdog7777

Oh my god, hisar has lost his mind, probably never had brain, a violent peckerwood

Too old for this

A great display of CA public education has weighed in here. Good morning sir. Please identify "hisar" and define "peckerwood." Then you can fire up another bowl and chill.

simon1dog

Democrat threats of censure is treason. Deport all of them including OC and her terrorist squad. The majority of Americans are behind Paul Gosar.

Wetdog7777

Hisar is one ignorant monkey, People that like this putz have no brains

Too old for this

[yawn][happybirthday] You write like it is your second birthday. Enjoy!

1947

[thumbup]

BigBob

simple - You sad little person. Even Gosar's family hates him for being a racist, anti-Semitic POS! Only in your goofy Mohave County would anyone be "behind" him.

Very Stable Genius 2020

Simon — Nope. The majority of Americans are wondering why we keep electing this Nazi wannabe to represent us.

Too old for this

There are a lot of people in office who do not seem to be too bright. It is not just Gosar.

#remove46

[thumbup][thumbup] Oh they're bright, they get voted into a job, linger there for decades and become millionaires. Sounds like we have wrong to me. And the Dems are the best at it.

Third Eye

How is it treason Slumdog? And yes, you are right, the majority of American traitors/racists/bigots/booger eaters support ya boy.

1947

Stay the course Rep. Paul Gosar!

Wetdog7777

A shamuck that think hisar is smart, not even close

“Your”welcome

“Wtf!” Is a shamuck? Should you really be criticizing one’s knowledge? Have you read your ignorant comments? Just wondering.

Too old for this

I don't think he can read.

Too old for this

Another brilliant comment by the newest short-bus window licker, Wetdog.

BigBob

47 (IQ!) - Oh not to worry, racist, anti-Semitic fools like Gosar never change their spots.

1947

The so called squad are the racist and anti Semitic fools, so I guess you are correct.

BigBob

47 (IQ!) - look at you spewing FAUX News garbage. How proud you must be to be so ignorant.

Too old for this

Rashida Tlaib. Ilhan Omar. Maxine Waters.

Should I go on?

#remove46

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