DPCC COCHAIRS CALL ON REPUBLICAN LEADER TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST REP GOSAR’S THREAT OF VIOLENCE

Nov 9, 2021
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DPCC COCHAIRS CALL ON REPUBLICAN LEADER TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST REP GOSAR’S THREAT OF VIOLENCE

Cartwright, Dingell, Lieu, Neguse:
“Mr. McCarthy needs to decide whether he will finally stand with the American people on the side of law and order or he will continue to support violence and chaos.”

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chairs Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Ted Lieu (CA-33), and Joe Neguse (CO-02) are demanding House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy call for the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate Republican Representative Paul Gosar’s threats of violence against the President of the United States and a fellow Member of Congress.

“From spreading lies about the 2020 election which led to a violent insurrection that injured police officers, to Mr. Gosar’s disgusting threats against the American President and a fellow Member of Congress, Leader McCarthy’s refusal to take violence seriously is dangerous,” said Cartwright, Dingell, Lieu, and Neguse. “In any other job in America, if a coworker made a video killing another coworker, that person would be fired. Mr. McCarthy needs to decide whether he will finally stand with the American people on the side of law and order or he will continue to support violence and chaos.”

Gosar’s threat is just the latest in a pattern of McCarthy turning a blind eye to dangerous statements among his Caucus and refusing to stand on the side of law and order. In just two recent examples:

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