In a call with the Gateway Pundit and other reporters, Rep. Paul Gosar responded to efforts by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have him stripped of his committees and criminally investigated over a meme posted by his staff.
Gosar stated that Pelosi may be attempting to have him censured and removed from committees as soon as this afternoon.
During the call, Gosar said “I just received word that Speaker Pelosi intends to hold a censure vote against me soon, maybe as early as this afternoon at three and strip me of my committee assignments over a cartoon my staff posted last week depicting the real life battle taking place along the southern border — resulting from Mr. Biden’s open border policy.”
Gosar stated that “the left hates that I am standing up and speaking out about the provisions in the Build Back Better plan” which provide billions of dollars in funding on illegal aliens.
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“I spoke up against the $450 thousand, the unbelievable gift of our money, to illegal aliens while our veterans remain homeless and families can barely hang on under this high inflation. So, they are attempting to cancel me for standing up to their dangerous agenda,” Gosar continued.
“I have said conclusively and decisively that there is no threat of violence in this cartoon, other than to point out the threat that illegal immigration poses to our country. If my cartoon can be banned, and my free speech is to be banned — then the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, and indeed most of Hollywood obviously could be banned as well — not to mention Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.”
Gosar continued on to say that the American people deserve to have their voices heard in Congress and no matter how much the left tries to silence him, he will continue to speak out against giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
“I will not stop fighting to defend the rule of law. We must secure our borders. We must advance the America First agenda,” Gosar said.
In the short video meme in question, Gosar’s head is on Attack on Titan character Eren Yaeger’s body from the opening credits of the first season of the show. The congressman fights characters with Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden’s faces edited onto them.
When asked by Gateway Pundit if he watches anime, Gosar said that he has watched a bit of it because his son is “really into anime.”
“Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated,” Pelosi tweeted. She added that House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy should “join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate.”
Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated. @GOPLeader should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate. https://t.co/qX8kMbiZ8n
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 9, 2021
When asked by this reporter if he thinks Pelosi will succeed in stripping him from committees, Gosar explained that GOP leader Kevin McCarthy will probably move to table it, but that it will probably fail as Democrats will vote to censor him.
“There may be a few like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger who I think already said that they’re going to vote for the censure,” Gosar said. “The retaliation that they’re doing is pretty crappy, when you look at it.”
Gosar added that “instead of having committees, the whole place will be my committee room. If they thought I was trouble in Resources and Oversight, wait until I can go to any other committee.”