- Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s sister, Jennifer Gosar, celebrated her brother’s censure by the House.
- Jennifer Gosar told MSNBC on Wednesday evening that she hopes this is “not the end” of her brother’s punishment.
- The congressman was censured for sharing an animated video showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s sister, Jennifer Gosar, celebrated her brother’s censure by the House for sharing a video depicting him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Jennifer Gosar told MSNBC on Wednesday evening that she hopes this is “not the end” of her brother’s punishment and that she hopes he’s ousted from Congress and criminally prosecuted for his involvement in the events of Jan. 6. The House voted to censure Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments on Wednesday for tweeting out the violent edited animated video.
“This is just a first step,” she said. “It is about time.”
She dismissed her brother’s claim that he didn’t intend to threaten his fellow lawmakers, cause offense, or upset anyone when he tweeted out the violent video.
“That’s absolute garbage,” she said, adding that her brother continued to promote the video this week. “In fact, he retweeted it today. Today.”
Last week, Jennifer called the congressman a “sociopath” and urged Congress to “hold him accountable.”
“This is something that I have to openly wonder: Does he have to act on it himself before we believe that he is an absolute — he is a sociopath,” she told CNN.
Several of Gosar’s siblings have repeatedly and publicly called on him to resign. In an August op-ed, they said their brother had displayed “unhinged behavior” and didn’t possess “the intellect, character or maturity” to serve in Congress.
Gosar’s brother, Tim Gosar, praised Ocasio-Cortez’s Wednesday speech on the floor condemning Gosar and the video and urging Congress to hold him accountable.
“Saying what matters and what is important and what is true and accurate, so I commend her and hope people are listening,” he told MSNBC.