Trump endorses Gosar one day after House censure

Trump endorses Gosar one day after House censure

New York Former President Donald Trump endorses Representative Paul Gosar, a day after the Arizona Republican was reprimanded by the House of Representatives for publishing a violent cartoon video depicting a character with his face killing one of them with New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Trump, in a statement, praised Gosar as a “loyal supporter of the America First agenda” and “highly respected in Arizona,” and said he “has my full and complete endorsement!” The statement did not mention the rare reprimand to the House of Representatives – only the fourth in 40 years – that also stripped Gosar of his two committees, the Natural Resources and Oversight and Reform Committee.

Gosar said the video, which was produced by his taxpayer-funded office, was mischaracterized and was not intended to be a threat. In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the video also depicted Gosar’s character attacking President Joe Biden with swords.

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Gosar is no stranger to controversy. He has appeared at fringe right-wing events, including a rally in Florida last February hosted by a man who promoted white supremacist beliefs, and earlier this year he appeared to form an America First rally with other hard-line Republican House members with the goal of promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” .

Meanwhile, Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy described the blame as an “abuse of power” by Democrats and indicated a payback if Republicans regain a House majority next year.

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