Congressman Paul Gosar, Republican Representative of Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, was censured today over an anime video his office released last week. The animated cartoon depicted him as a samurai like anime warrior who confronts Representative Ocasio-Cortez of New York and at one point strikes her back with a sword.
Congressman Gosar discussed the video in length on the Jeff Oravits Show on November 10th.
Congressman Gosar addressed Congress today during debate over the censure resolution and stated that he rejects the “mischaracterization and accusations” that the cartoon from his office was dangerous or threatening.
Congressman Gosar discussed the video in length on the Jeff Oravits Show on November 10th explaining that the video was meant to inform people and contribute the the “understanding and discussion” of the open border policy of the Democrats and to shed light on an upcoming vote that would grant amnesty to millions of those in America illegally.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez took to the floor stating that it is unprecedented that the minority leader did not condemn Gosar for what she called an “incitement of violence”.
The vote was 223-207 in favor of censure on an almost straight party line vote. Two Republicans voted in favor with all Democrats. The last member of Congress censured was Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York in 2010 over ethics violations. In all, twenty three members of the House have been censured.
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