Republican New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu on Sunday said he believes it is the right call to the House of Commons criticized and stripped Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) of his committee duties to share a violent anime video depicts the scene where a congressman kills Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
In addition, Sununu also expressed disagreement with Republicans threaten to strip 13 House GOP members from their committees for voting in favor of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, saying it was “of course” good to support the spending package.
The popular governor, who let down New Hampshire Republicans When he just announced he wouldn’t run for the Senate in 2022, CNN host Dana Bash asked about the state of the GOP right now. In particular, Bash wanted to know how he felt about Republicans in DC siding with Gosar while criticizing their moderate GOP colleagues for supporting the infrastructure bill.
“What does that tell you about the GOP? Vote for a bipartisan bill that many consider worse than encouraging violence,” Bash asked on CNN’s State of the Union.
“I think the whole politics on both sides of the aisle in Washington is broken,” Sununu replied. “It really is like that. They got all their priorities wrong, focusing on the wrong things, let alone balancing the budget and fixing healthcare, immigration reform, Social Security and Medicare will be broken in about 10 years from now. ”
While encouraging that Congress focus on “the confusing things,” the governor went on to say that “of course” Gosar should have been censored for his actions. He also stated that Republicans have “limited their priorities” if they are talking about “fireing people off committees because they don’t like one vote or another”.
After reiterating his stance that Gosar should be punished and that Republicans have the right to support an infrastructure package, Sununu added that the GOP has “their priorities wrong.” In his opinion, the party should advertise its “huge successes” in cutting taxes and “restricting government.”
He later asserted that “there’s room for everyone in the Republican Party” when asked about The fierce criticism Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) has received from her own party after she condemned former President Donald Trump following the January 6 uprising on Capitol Hill.
“It can’t be about a specific issue,” Sununu stated. “It’s the kind of social media mob mentality that’s built in this country, where we think, we don’t agree on an issue, so we’re going to attack and defame a person or an individual. . We have to get over that.”
Finally, pressed by Bash about whether he would consider a 2024 presidential run, Sununu refused and announced he was focused on being re-elected governor next year. At the same time, he said, “we’ll see what the future brings.”
“Let the record reflect you didn’t say no,” Bash noted in conclusion.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-new-hampshire-gov-chris-sununu-says-of-course-paul-gosar-shouldve-been-punished-for-aoc-video?source=articles&via=rss GOP New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Says ‘Of course’ Paul Gosar Should Be Punished For AOC Video