House votes to censure Rep. Gosar (see video below)
Members of the House of Representatives voted to censure Arizona Representative Paul Gosar and remove him from two committee assignments after he shared an animated video online that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden.
The resolution passed by 223 votes to 207 and strips Gosar of his assignments to the House Oversight and Reform Committee and Natural Resources Committee, The Washington Post reports. Gosar becomes the 24th House member to be censured and the first since 2010, The Associated Press and CNN report.
The House censured Gosar and removed him from committees today over a violent video. In his defense Gosar defended the video saying it “directly contributes to the understanding and the discussion of the real life battle resulting from this administration’s open border policies.”
The House censured Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an animated video depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Arizona Republican is the first member of the House to be formally rebuked in more than a decade.