Members of the House of Representatives voted to censure Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and remove him from two committee assignments after he shared an animated video online that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden.
The resolution passed by 223 votes to 207 and strips Gosar of his assignments to the House Oversight and Reform Committee and Natural Resources Committee, The Washington Post reports. Gosar becomes the 24th House member to be censured and the first since 2010, The Associated Press and CNN report.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says Rep. Gosar’s comment about violent video “betrays a certain contempt for the meaning and importance of our work here…That this chamber and what happens in it doesn’t matter. And I am here to rise to say that it does.”
“As leaders in this country, when we incite violence with depictions against our colleagues, that trickles down into violence in this country,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says regarding Rep. Gosar’s violent anime video depicting her.
Watch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives remarks on resolution to censure Republican over violent anime video down below: