Democrats advance measure to punish Republican lawmaker for tweeting violent anime video

Democrats advance measure to punish Republican lawmaker for tweeting violent anime video


House Democrats advanced a measure on Tuesday to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments in response to an animated video he posted that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword.

Democrats justified the move as necessary for setting a standard of behavior for members of Congress who have in recent months received an elevated number of threats to their safety and in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that left lawmakers fleeing in fear for their lives.

“Is there no decorum around here anymore?” House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, asked, opening a hearing on the Gosar measure. “Is there no decency? Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has to

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