Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)He is now claiming that the video in which he killed a Democratic Congresswoman was a reaction to his violent post. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezIt is because of a misinterpretation.

The far-right Republican posted a video Monday that altered the opening credits of the Japanese animated series “Attack on Titan” to show Gosar slashing the neck of a foe with Ocasio-Cortez’s face.

It’s not surprising, scores of critics condemned Gosar He was urged to take action against him.

On Tuesday, Gosar posted another tweet, this time a lengthy screed in which he accused detractors of “gross mischaracterization” and claimed, without irony, “I do not espouse violence or harm towards any Member of Congress or Mr. Biden.”

Gosar then claimed the video was simply depicting “a battle between lawful and unlawful policies and in no way intended to be a targeted attack against Representative Cortez or Mr. Biden.”

He added: “It is a symbolic cartoon. It’s not true life. The Congressman Gosar can’t fly. Cartoon hero goes after the monster. This video is truly a symbolic portrayal of a fight over immigration policy.”

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