Another Republican politician has been outed as a vile racist, but this time with something of a twist. Four-term Congressional Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona has been publicly accused of being a racist by his siblings, who have thrown their support behind his Democratic opponent, David Brill. Gosar is an avid Trump supporter.
The Phoenix New Times reports that Brill revealed a slew of campaign ads featuring six siblings of Gosar in which they blast their brother’s political platform. In particular, they draw issue with his regressive immigration stances, his environmental irresponsibility, and healthcare opinions, all of which they claim have deeply damaged their family. They feel compelled to push back against their brother’s tarnishing of the family name.
Rep. Gosar supports Trump’s hardline, xenophobic immigration policies and is a proponent of the president’s ridiculous pet border wall as well as a major opponent of DACA. In the past, he advocated for the immediate deportation of DREAMers, the noncitizen Americans who were brought to this country without documentation as children, but who have grown up here.
Gosar also previously traveled to the Czech Republic to visit a far-right extremist party that has engaged in deeply hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric and whose Secretary of “the Movement of Freedom and Direct Democracy” advocated for the gassing of “Jews, homosexuals and Roma.”
The siblings have had enough of their brother’s hatred.
“It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist,” says Grace Gosar.
“Where is his integrity? I don’t know,” says Jennifer Gosar.
The siblings accuse Rep. Gosar, their eldest brother, of peddling conspiracy theories, pushing bigoted views, and making “weird” statements.
“None of us are doing this for publicity. None of us even want to do it,” the Congressman’s brother David Gosar said, who believes Arizonans must immediately vote him out of office. He believes his brother is legitimately unwell.
Previously, the siblings penned a letter in Daily Miner in which they slammed their brother for accusing billionaire George Soros of organizing the now-infamous neo-Nazi “United the Right” rally that ended in the murder of activist Heather Heyer by white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr.
If Gosar’s own family doesn’t trust him in government, how can the people of Arizona possibly vote for him? He has to go.
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