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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Condemns Rep. Gosar For Promoting Video Portraying Himself Murdering Rep. Ocasio-Cortez And Attacking President Biden

November 9, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Rep. Paul Gosar tweeting an altered anime video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden:

“Less than a year after the events of January 6th and his attempt to overturn the result of the 2020 election, Congressman Gosar’s promotion of footage of himself murdering one of our colleagues and attacking the President of the United States is beneath any acceptable standard for a Member of Congress. We have seen comedians and entertainers from both ends of the political spectrum rightly condemned for promoting depictions of violence against elected officials and to have an elected member of the House of Representatives do the same against one of our colleagues and our President is inexcusable. To promote such violent imagery against a colleague, classmate, or neighbor in any community in the nation would be unacceptable, and it is unacceptable and inexcusable in the U.S. Congress as well.”