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House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

Rep. Paul Gosar, (R) Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, (R) Arizona |  Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

By KEVIN FREKING and BRIAN SLODYSKO
Created: November 17, 2021 04:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. It was an extraordinary rebuke on Wednesday that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and the country.

The resolution will also remove Gosar from his two House committees: Natural Resources and the Oversight and Reform panel on which Ocasio-Cortez also serves.

Democratic lawmakers said Gosar’s actions amounted to threatening another member’s life.

Gosar said, “I do not espouse violence toward anyone. I never have."

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By KEVIN FREKING and BRIAN SLODYSKO

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