Two Republicans Join Democrats in Censuring Rep. Gosar over Violent Anime Video Tweet
While majority of the House of Representatives in Congress voted for the censure of Rep. Paul Gosar, only two Republicans voted in favor of the measure. Consistent with their stance during the later part of the Trump administration, House of Representatives Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney did not join their fellow Republicans in opposing the measure that stripped Rep. Gosar of his committee memberships.
What Instigated the Resolution to Censure Rep. Gosar
Voting on the resolution came as a result of Gosar’s posting of an edited Attack on Titans anime video on Twitter. The animation depicted Gosar as the hero in the act of killing a monster, bearing the face of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger been opposing some of the Republican Party’s agenda, including the GOP’s opposition to the impeachment of ex-president Trump, to blocking Democratic President Biden’s infrastructure bill.
The two severely criticized Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who supports Donald Trump’s claim of being cheated in the November 2020 presidential election. The GOP House leader has in fact berated the censure as the Democratic Party’s abuse of power.
Representative Cheney specifically stated that the Republican Party needs to have a leader who does not engage in playing political games; but instead stand up for the truth and for what is right.
Another GOP representative David Joyce, opted to stay neutral by merely voting present, instead of casting either an ayer or nay vote.