The House of Representatives will be voting Wednesday whether or not to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. (over an incident). anime videoHe posted a picture online last week of him fighting monsters in the faces Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez (D.N.Y.), and President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday to reporters that she will allow the House to vote for a censure resolution. She made the decision, she said, because Gosar’s video not only caused “endangerment” to a fellow member of Congress but was “an insult to the institution” of the House.

Censure, a formal, rarely used condemnation of a House Member, is considered to be the harshest form of discipline within the legislative branch. To pass, it requires only a simple majority vote.

Gosar, if censured successfully, would have to stand before the House while Pelosi reads out the censure resolution indicting his actions.

The resolution — introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and co-sponsored by 18 other Democratic members of the House late last week — states that “depictions of violence can foment actual violence and jeopardize the safety of elected officials, as witnessed in this chamber on January 6, 2021,” when a right-wing mob stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Ocasio Cortez later revealed that she hid in the bathroom while Ocasio Cortez confronted her. horrifying detail.)

The resolution also states that “violence against women in politics is a global phenomenon meant to silence women and discourage them from seeking positions of authority and participating in public life, with women of color disproportionately impacted.”

Reporters were questioned Tuesday by reporters regarding the resolution to censure. Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think that in a perfect world, he would be expelled.”

A motion to remove Gosar from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will be put up for vote Wednesday. This is an assignment he shares with Ocasio-Cortez.

Gosar posted the videoTo his Instagram and Twitter accounts on November 7. The minute-and-a-half clip features Gosar’s likeness edited into scenes from the anime series “Attack on Titan.” The video depicts Gosar as the series’ hero using a sword or light saber to slay monsters with the faces of Ocasio-Cortez and Biden.

“Any anime fans out there?” Gosar tweeted when posting the video.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., faces censure at the House of Representatives. This is one of the harshest forms of discipline within the legislative branch.
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“Attack on Titan” is a Japanese mangaThat counts white nationalists among its fans.It has an animated adaptation. The anime version has been widely criticized for pro-genocidal, neofascist themes.

“It is a symbolic cartoon,” Gosar said last week after receiving criticism for the video. “It is not real life. Representative Gosar is unable to fly. Cartoon hero goes after the monster. I will always fight to defend the rule of law, securing our borders, and the America First agenda.”

Gosar’s office didn’t respond to HuffPost’s email asking who exactly made the video.

Whoever made it is likely young and fluent in far-right meme culture, fueling speculation that there are extremists on Gosar’s staff.

Gosar, an earlier version of this year was keynote speaker at a white nationalist conference hosted by then-22-year-old “America First” leader Nick Fuentes. Gosar did not receive any rebuke or criticism from Republican colleagues, either for his speech at the conference or for sitting down to coffee with Fuentes. Holocaust denierWho once comparedFrom Jews murdered in Nazi gas chambers to baking cookies in the oven:

Gosar’s video prompted only a small rebuke from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who did not speak up about the incident until this week. McCarthy stated that McCarthy called Gosar, and persuaded him to delete the video.

“He didn’t see it before it posted,” McCarthy told reportersAbout Gosar: The congressman was absolved of any responsibility for violent portrayals of his House colleague, the president. “It was not his intent to show any harm.”

Gosar posted a link on Twitter to a strange interview he did with Gateway Pundit after the news about Tuesday’s censure vote.

“I have said conclusively and decisively that there is no threat of violence in this cartoon, other than to point out the threat that illegal immigration poses to our country,” Gosar said. “If my cartoon can be banned, and my free speech is to be banned — then the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, and indeed most of Hollywood obviously could be banned as well — not to mention Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.”

Source: HuffPost.com.

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