NEW YORK – Former US President Donald Trump is endorsing Representative Paul Gosar, a day after the Arizona Republican was censored by the House of Representatives for posting a violent animated video depicting a character with his face Kill a man with a New York congressman. By Ocasio-Cortez.
Trump, in a statement, praised Gosar as “a staunch supporter of our America First agenda” and “highly respected in Arizona,” and said he “has endorsement totally and completely mine!” The statement made no mention of the House’s rare rebuke – only the fourth in nearly 40 years – that also stripped Gosar of two of Gosar’s committee duties, on Natural Resources and the Oversight and Reform Board.
Gosar said the video, sponsored by the taxpayer’s office, was misrepresented and was not intended to be threatening. In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the video also depicts the character Gosar attacking President Joe Biden with a sword.
Gosar is no stranger to controversy. He has appeared at right-wing fringe events, including a gathering in Florida last February hosted by a white faith man, and earlier this year sought to established America’s First Conference with other hardline Republicans for the purpose of promoting “the Anglo-Saxon political tradition.”
Meanwhile, Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the criticism an “abuse of power” by Democrats and signaled payback if Republicans regained their House majority. hospital next year.