House set to punish Gosar for violent video depicting killing of AOC

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“We have to address it immediately,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “It’s outrageous on the part of the Republican leadership not to act upon this.”

The House is set to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and boot him from his committees Wednesday over a violent social media post, representing a rare rebuke of a colleague that Speaker Nancy Pelosi deemed an “emergency.”

Censures are uncommon in the House, with the last formal admonishment of a member in this manner occurring more than a decade ago. But Pelosi and Democratic leaders moved quickly towards the punishment after Gosar posted an anime video last week that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.

“Violence against women, workplace harassment, legal matters in terms of threatening a member and threatening the president of the United States,” Pelosi said. “We have to address it immediately … it’s outrageous on the part of the Republican leadership not to act upon this.”..Read More