Democrats Press for House Censorship of Goser for Violent Anime Videos
He raised eyebrows in March after tweeting a meme featuring a man asking a prostitute for the white nationalist group’s tagline “Tell all that America is inevitable first.”
For Democrats, animated video was the final straw.
“It was a despicable, dangerous incitement to violence,” said Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland’s majority leader. “I have never seen anything so terrible in my 40 years of service in the Congress of the United States, and unfortunately this is a pattern.” He said he wanted Republican leaders to act to discipline Mr. Goser on his own, but added, “action must be taken.”
In the motion, Democrats challenged Goser to target Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, stating that “violence against women in politics is a global phenomenon that seeks to silence women and make them demand positions of authority and public discouraged from participating in life. Women of color were disproportionately affected.”
Republicans have said the Democratic majority is setting a dangerous precedent by acting against minority individuals. Earlier this year, the Democratic-led House voted down Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia after she was exposed to social media posts ahead of her election in which she endorsed violence against Democrats in Congress, on her committee’s actions. Voted to snatch.
“In future years, this precedent could be used to give majority veto power over minority committee actions,” said Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma. “It’s a dangerous, dark road for the institution to go down.”
The Republican leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, has declined to publicly condemn the video, but told reporters on Tuesday that he has told lawmakers to accept “any action or violence showing any other member”. will not do. Mr. McCarthy said he had called Mr. Goser after the Arizona Republican posted the video, and noted that he had removed the video after his call.
The last time the House condemned an MP was in 2010, after a year of ethical scrutiny, Representative Charles B. Rangel, a Democrat from New York, was found guilty of misdemeanor trials including failing to pay his income taxes and misusing his office to campaign. Donation
Jonathan Weisman Contributed to reporting.
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