Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

In a Wednesday vote, the House decided to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) over a since-removed anime video that the congressman posted to his Twitter page earlier in the month. The House motion to censure Gosar strips the congressman of his two committee assignments on the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Natural Resources. The video, which allegedly depicted Gosar killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden, was immediately hit with a warning label by Twitter saying that the post constituted hateful conduct. The video was an edit of the popular anime “Attack on Titan” series that portrayed Gosar slaying a “Titan”—giant human-eating monsters in the show—that was edited to have Ocasio-Cortez’s face. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the video in a tweet of her own, calling Gosar “a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” …

Author: Joseph Lord

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