- Arizona Republican Paul Gosar has accused his six siblings of being “disgruntled Hillary supporters” after they released a campaign ad endorsing Gosar’s Democratic opponent.
- In the ad, the siblings criticised their brother’s views on issues like health care and immigration, and argued that Paul Gosar doesn’t have Arizonans’ interests at heart.
- Paul Gosar tweeted Saturday that he’s “Mum’s favourite,” after The New York Times reported that his mother was “shocked” and “crushed” to learn of the campaign ad.
- “To the six angry Democrat Gosars – see you at Mum and Dad’s house!” Paul Gosar tweeted.
Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican congressman from Arizona, has responded to his six siblings who denounced him in a recent campaign ad, calling them “disgruntled Hillary supporters” who “hate President Trump.”
Gosar noted that he had won the approval of his mother, who told The New York Times she was “shocked” and “crushed” to learn that her children had participated in a series of campaign videos attacking their brother.
“I guess I really am Mum’s favourite!” Gosar tweeted Saturday.
Bernadette Gosar, 85, told The Times that she had been unaware of her children’s appearance in the ads until reporters described them to her. She said she supported her son’s beliefs.
“I share the same philosophy and policies that Paul does,” she said. “He’s done a hell of a job for Arizona, and they love him.”
Paul Gosar’s siblings, however, disagreed. In the first ad that surfaced online Friday night, Tim, David, Grace, Joan, Gaston, and Jennifer Gosar each criticised their brother’s views on issues like health care and immigration, and endorsed David Brill, their brother’s Democratic opponent.
“He’s not listening to you, and he doesn’t have your interests at heart,” Tim Gosar said.
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On Saturday, Paul Gosar struck back at his siblings, and said he hoped they “find peace in their hearts and let go all the hate.
“These disgruntled Hillary supporters are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family. Stalin would be proud,” he tweeted.
He added: “To the six angry Democrat Gosars – see you at Mum and Dad’s house!”
Bryan Logan contributed reporting.
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