Pelosi calls for ethics and criminal investigations on Gosar
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse to vote on Islamophobia bill next week, holding Meadows in contempt of Florida man accused of threatening Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi retailers call on Congress to fight online sales of stolen goods and counterfeit MORE (D-Calif.) Calls for a series of investigations into Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse to vote on Islamophobia bill next week, holding Meadows in contempt of organizer of “Stop the Steal” rally cooperating with January 6 committee: report Liberals step up pressure on Pelosi to discipline Boebert PLUS after the Arizona Republican took to Twitter this week to report violence against the representative. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse will vote next week on the Islamophobia bill, holding Meadows in contempt of Meadows. Florida man accused of threatening Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi liberals step up pressure on Pelosi to discipline Boebert MORE (DN.Y.) and President BidenJoe BidenNicaragua Breaks Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan, Acknowledges Chinese Sovereignty Biden Reassures Ukraine’s Zelensky Of US Support Amid Russian Aggression On The Money – Senate Risks Trump’s Wrath With Debt Ceiling Deal MORE.
President also urges House minority leader Kevin mccarthyKevin McCarthy Senate passes bill to avoid filibuster when raising debt ceiling Retailers call on Congress to tackle online sales of stolen and counterfeit goods Former Rep. Renee Ellmers is running again Congress in North Carolina PLUS (R-Calif.) To join Democrats in supporting investigations into Gosar by both the House Ethics Committee and external law enforcement agencies.
“Threats of violence against members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated,” Pelosi tweeted Tuesday. “@GOPLeader should join the condemnation of this horrific video and call on the ethics committee and law enforcement to investigate.”
Threats of violence against members of Congress and the President of the United States should not be tolerated. @GOPLeader should join the condemnation of this horrific video and call on the ethics committee and law enforcement to investigate. https://t.co/qX8kMbiZ8n
– Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 9, 2021
Gosar sparked a storm of controversy on Monday when he tweeted an animated video depicting himself and other Republicans as heroic warriors battling Democrats, interspersed with images of migrants arriving at the southern border of the United States .
The video features characters from a Japanese-style animated series, their faces replaced with images of Gosar and two other conservative brandons – Reps. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertHouse will vote on Islamophobia bill next week, holding Meadows in contempt of Florida man accused of threatening Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Uber – The Senate is busy, at except Build Back Better PLUS (R-Colo.) And Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize Danger of Increase in Riots on Capitol Hill The Memo: What Now for Anti-Trump Republicans? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will meet Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) – who rushed in with various weapons. In one scene, Gosar’s character executes another character, doctored to represent Ocasio-Cortez, by hitting her in the back of the neck with a sword.
In another, Gosar confronts Biden head-on with two swords drawn.
Promoting the video to his followers on Twitter, Gosar asked, “Are there any anime fans?
The video sparked yet another national debate on speech and civility in political discourse, as well as the role of tech giants in controlling the content that appears under their labels. Twitter, facing a backlash, refused to remove Gosar’s video but attached a warning tag to it.
Gosar is already criticized for his role in promoting alumni President TrumpDonald TrumpOn The Money – Senate risks Trump’s wrath with debt ceiling deal Banking regulator erupts in partisan split as Democrats turn Biden thug to appear in ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday MOREThe 2020 lie that the 2020 election was stolen, and he’s among Republicans who should be called to testify in the bipartisan probe into the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill.
The attack sparked widespread mistrust between the parties on Capitol Hill, where fear of more violence is palpable even 11 months later. And other Democratic leaders quickly joined Pelosi in urging McCarthy to take action against Gosar for tweeting the violence from the anime.
“In any other job in America, if a coworker made a video killing another coworker, that person would be fired,” said the four leaders of the Democrats’ policy and communications team, Reps. Matt CartwrightMatthew (Matt) Alton CartwrightDearborn Rep Debbie Dingell’s Office Vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems Aims To Fix Messaging Errors Pelosi Calls For Ethics And Criminal Investigations On Gosar MORE (Pennsylvania.), Debbie dingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellThe Hill’s Morning Report – Featured By Facebook – The Omicron Threat And Biden’s Plan To Defeat It Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Dearborn Office Vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems Aim To Fix E-Mail Errors MORE (Michigan.), Ted LocationTed W. LieuDearborn Rep Debbie Dingell’s Office Vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems Aim To Fix Messaging Errors Hamlin Opens Up About Playing Tom Brokaw In The Anthrax Era MORE (California) and Joe NegusedJoseph (Joe) NeguseDearborn Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Office Vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems Aim To Fix E-Mail Errors Democrats Draw Closer To Passing The PLUS Spending Program (Colo.), Said in a statement Tuesday. “Mr. McCarthy must decide whether he will finally side with the American people on the side of law and order or whether he will continue to support violence and chaos.”
Neither Gosar’s nor McCarthy’s office responded to requests for comment on Tuesday.
Ocasio-Cortez responded in a tweet Monday night, stating that “a creepy member I work with who raises money for neo-Nazi groups shared a fantastic video of him killing me.”
“And he will not suffer any consequences,” she added, “bc @GOPLeader encourages him with an apology.”
Majority Leader in the Senate Charles schumerChuck SchumerCoalition Urges Senate To Post Bills And Amendments Online While Still Under Consideration Some Good News In Battle To Rebalance Courts Gillibrand Slams Leading Committee, Pentagon For Reform military justice PLUS (DN.Y.) was much more laconic.
“What a disgusting video of a pathetic man,” he said said de Gosar.