Congress Must Censure Rep. Gosar For Posting Violent, Reprehensible Video

November 17, 2021
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WASHINGTONWade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the House resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an animated video depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden. 

“Rep. Paul Gosar’s reprehensible decision to post a violent animated video depicting him killing another member of Congress and attacking the president of the United States demands a clear rebuke from Congress. In the aftermath of the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6, for any individual, let alone an elected official, to encourage violence against other members of Congress and the president is dangerous, disgusting, and despicable. The House of Representatives must enforce its own rules and censure Rep. Gosar for his reckless action.”

Earlier today, The Leadership Conference sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of the resolution to censure Rep. Gosar. That letter is available here

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