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Adam Schiff Says Rep. Paul Gosar MUST Resign After Disgusting AOC Tweet, ‘He Has No Business Being in Congress’

This is beyond the pale.

Let’s start with full disclosure: I live in Arizona, and Rep. Paul Gosar is my Congressman. I didn’t vote for him, of course, but it wouldn’t have mattered anyway — the 4th is Arizona’s most Republican Congressional District.

But this isn’t like living in Matt Gaetz’s district, or Lauren Boebert’s, or anything like that. Paul Gosar is so bad that when he ran for Congress, his own family filmed campaign ads urging people not to vote for him.

He really does have no business being in Congress, and that’s now pretty much an established fact after he tweeted something much worse than we had previously imagined he could.

We’ll only link it here, rather than displaying the video, since it violates Twitter rules and is only up because they think it may “serve the public interest” to leave it alone. Also, because it’s terrible.

In case you didn’t watch it, it depicts Gosar as an anime character rampaging across a city, hacking to pieces those opponents in Congress he doesn’t like. Notably, it shows him dispatching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and flying toward President Biden with two swords drawn, ready to attack.

That was enough for California’s Adam Schiff to call on Gosar to resign from the House. Appearing on ABC’s The View, Schiff didn’t mince words, saying “he should never have been elected.”

And, you know, sadly – sadly the Republican conference is now characterized by numerous kooks and dangerous cranks of which he is one.

Gosar has been roundly condemned by nearly everyone who has seen the tweet. Social media has rightly pointed out that any person in any job who tweeted something like this — showing them literally attacking a coworker — would promptly be fired.

He shouldn’t just resign. Paul Gosar should be expelled by his own party and the full House.

Andrew Simpson
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Andrew is a dark blue speck in deep red Southwestern Arizona, writing with the conviction of 17 years at the keyboard and too much politics to even stand. When not furiously stabbing the keys on breaking news stories, he writes poetry, prose, essays, haiku, lectures, stories for grief therapy, wedding ceremonies, detailed instructions on making doughnuts from canned biscuit dough (more sugar than cinnamon — duh), and equations to determine the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. A wife, three kids, and a grandson round out the story, and in his spare time, Andrew loves to think about how nice it would be to have spare time.


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