House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) called for US law enforcement to investigate a Republican colleague who posted an anime meme video that portrays himself battling democratic leaders.
“Threats of violence against members of Congress and the president of the United States must not be tolerated “, Pelosi said on Tuesday in a Twitter post. He urged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) to join her in condemning the “Horrible video” and calling for criminal and investigations by the House Ethics Committee.
Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States is not to be tolerated. @GOPLader should join in condemning this horrible video e call on the Ethics Committee and the police to investigate. https://t.co/qX8kMbiZ8n
– Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 9, 2021
In issue is a video that Rep Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) tweeted on Sunday with a photo of his face Photoshop on an anime character show ‘Attack on Titan.’ Gosar’s character is shown attacking monsters with the faces of President Joe Biden and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) changed them.
The creativity of my team And off the hook. https://t.co/5VeunIfriT
– Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 8, 2021
The viral video drew backlash from Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, who called Gosar a “collection of wet toothpicks “.
“White supremacy is for extremely fragile people is sad men like him, whose concept of self is based on the myth that he was born superior because he was profound down, he knows he couldn’t open a jar of pickles or read a whole book by himself “, she added.
So while I was in trip to Glasgow, a disturbing member I work with who fundraising for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of he killing him and me face no consequence bc @GOPLader greets him on with sorry, funny monday! Good, back to work bc institutions do not protect the woc https://t.co/XRnMAKsnNO
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 9, 2021
Other members of Congress, as the representative Ted Lieu (D-California), called for Gosar to be expelled from the House or lose his positions in commission. At least one Republican Adam Kinzinger (Illinois) told the GOP should condemn the video. Representative Cori Bush (D-Missouri) called Gosar a “white supremacist clown”.
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However, Pelosi call to action took the answer on another level, suggesting that the Arizona Republican may have committed a crime with its anime parody.
Democrats have increasingly sought to criminalize taking in round of their leader. In fact, NBC News earlier this month suggested hacking the anti-Biden “Come on Brandon” meme on a gun part could pose a security threat against President. To CNN analyst compared the meme to the rhetoric of ISIS, the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
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Limited distribution on Twitter of Gosar’s video on On Monday, block likes, replies and retweets and add a warning label that says of the deputy post violated his policy against “Hateful conduct”.
Gosar mocked the outrage over his video, tweeting another meme on Tuesday. It showed a figure of Wojak in tears that said: “Your cartoon scares me with your jet pack flying e light sabers. “ A calm-looking Yes Chad meme responds, “It’s a cartoon. Relax.”
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