April 5, 2021
Three siblings of Representative Paul Gosar (R-Arizona)—Jennifer, David, and Tim—say in a 60-second advertising spot that he’s one the key instigators of the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out by pro-Trump insurrectionists and they want him held accountable, HuffPost reports.
“He should have criminal consequences,” one of his brothers, Tim Gosar, said in a video from the conservative group Republican Accountability Project. “And if he’s found guilty, he should go to jail.”
In the ad, two of Gosar’s brothers and one of his sisters claim that the Arizona legislator helped spread false conspiracy theories after the election; and worked with one of the key organizers of the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally, which turned into an attack on the Capitol.
“There is no one member of Congress more responsible for the attack on the Capitol than Congressman Paul Gosar,” one of his sisters, Jennifer Gosar, said in the ad, which will run this week on Fox News in Gosar’s district; as well as in Flagstaff, where he lives, but which is not part of his district:
The three siblings featured in the video—posted to YouTube on April 2, and already gleaning 25,000 views as of noon on the same date—suggest that he be expelled from Congress over his role in the insurrection and his attempts in the House to overturn the election results from multiple states.
“It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist,” one of his sisters, Grace Gosar, said in a video.
Since then, the congressman has done little to change that impression: Gosar spoke at a white nationalist event in Florida earlier this year and last month he tweeted a message with the motto of a white nationalist organization.
The Republican Accountability Project—which has been calling out enablers of former President Donald Trump’s election lies by name—also created an online feature to allow voters to see if their lawmakers tried to overturn the election results and make a pledge not to support anyone who did.
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