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House Democrats call for censure of AZ congressman Gosar over violent video tweet

Paul Gosar
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Ten House Democrats say they will introduce a House resolution to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar. The move comes after Gosar tweeted a video that included altered animation of him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword.

The Democrats, led by the co-chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, say Gosar’s posting “goes beyond the pale” and call it a “clear cut case for censure.” They will introduce the resolution Friday.

Gosar, of Arizona, says the video wasn’t meant to depict harm or violence, calling it instead “a symbolic portrayal of a fight over immigration policy.” Ocasio-Cortez called Gosar “creepy."