“House, Mostly Along Party Lines, has profusely condemned Representative Paul Gosar for a violent video posted to his YouTube page that encourages violence. The video shows the Arizona Republican beating a child and attacks his victim’s spirit in seemingly retaliation for a video that surfaced last month in which he described himself as a victim of sexual molestation as a child.
“Gosar’s video does nothing to improve his image or the image of Congress in light of this incident, and instead only serves to further victimize the girl in the video, which makes it the latest example of Gosar’s juvenile behavior. The lawmaker has deleted the video from his YouTube page,” Democratic House campaign committee spokesman Tyler Law said in a statement.
Shortly after Gosar posted the video, several Democratic candidates attacked him for his behavior.
Our warmest best wishes to all those campaigning this election season. pic.twitter.com/5p0w0ReDLF — Gosar for U.S. @SRRVPassage (@RepGosar) August 4, 2018
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