On Wednesday, the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Democrats, for now, voted to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him with a sword, attacking Democrat and Twitter expert Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Not only that, in the video, when the animated Gosar is done with AOC, he charges after President Joe Biden. The video, being posted on his Instagram, quickly garnered over 3 million views. But now, Gosar is the 23rd member of Congress in history to have been censured.
After the vote and punishment were handed down, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “These actions demand a response. We cannot have members joking about murdering each other. This is both an endangerment of our elected officials and an insult to the institution.”
AOC, great at playing victim, added, ”When we incite violence with depictions against our colleagues, that trickles down to violence in this country. And that is where we must draw the line.”
It should be noted that the worst punishment a lawmaker can receive is expulsion, and the last person to do it was Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel back in 2010 for ethics violations.
As for Gosar, he doesn’t see the censorship as a bad thing as he recently uploaded another video on GETTR. For those who may not know what GETTR is, according to the site, it is “A brand new social media platform founded on the principles of free speech, independent thought and rejecting political censorship and ‘cancel culture’.”
While the Democrats are up in arms about the video, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida saw much bigger problems that needed to be dealt with. “I would just suggest we have better things to do on the floor of the House of Representatives than be the hall monitors for Twitter.”
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