Fun Team Quiz: In his spare time, one of your employees decided to make an animated video Describe the murder of a colleague. While it would be incredibly unsettling no matter what, it’s all the more depressing the fact that the employee mentioned is the killer, with a sword, in the clip. Because he was so proud of this piece of art, he posted it on Twitter and Instagram to make it as widely available as possible. Right after that, it hit the radar of the person with the death and to be honest, she was pretty freaked out about it, given the whole violent depiction of her death. Quite logically, she’s asking the guy responsible for the whole thing to face some sort of consequences. Would you (a) Condemn the matter emphatically and issue an appropriate punishment (b) demand a full and public apology or (c) do nothing for a week and then give him we passed? If your name is Representative Kevin McCarthy, The answer is pretty obvious!
On Monday, more than a week after Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted the anime video showing him killing the Representative. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after his spokesman told the AOC and others offended by it to “relax” and get over it, and after Gosar duplicated its creation and sent it into space, McCarthy… did the absolute bare minimum speak CNN that he spoke by phone with Gosar last week and noted, without directly condemning Gosar’s actions, that Arizona representatives removed the video after their conversation. “He took down the video and stated that he does not support violence against anyone. No one should have violence [against them],” McCarthy said. “I called him when I heard about the video and he stated that he did not support violence and that he took the video down.”
Of course, the idea that Gosar “doesn’t support violence” is inconsistent with the extremely violent video he promotes or his reporting. donate of the January 6 protests before the violent attack on the United States Capitol. A serial killer may make a statement that he abhors murder, but simply says it doesn’t make it so. Meanwhile, Gosar didn’t appear to be bothered in the slightest, telling CNN over the weekend that he discovered “the infant was faking anger and the jarring and hyperventilation accusations that the film this animation is very dangerous to amuse or intentionally exaggerate” and emphasize, “I have the right to speak to people and to do so in an engaging way. Further, I have the right to speak to the generation. children in this country”.
Oh, and he also decided that he is the real victim here. “Although the degree of punishment varies, this is the same sentiment expressed against the Charlie Hebdo magazine in France in 2015 that was punished for publishing a cartoon – leading to a massacre outside of France. real life with 12 real people,” he said in a post full of silly emails sent to CNN that appeared to suggest that legitimate calls for him to be held accountable for his actions resembled the attack. terrorist attacks on a French satirical magazine that left 12 dead. (Incidentally, Charlie Hebdo was targeted solely for depicting the prophet Muhammad, while Gosar, again, shared a video in which he killed a colleague.)
On Tuesday, McCarthy defended Gosar to reporters, parroting bullshit statement that it was “not his intention to show any harm.” He also reported told colleagues that Republicans must unite and Democrats do not punish themselves, quote Maxine WatersHis comment about needing to be “more confrontational” about police brutality is, again, not at all like that. (As for the Democrats not punishing their own, that line, similarly, complete bullshit.)
On Monday, the AOC told reporters that punishing Gosar is something Democratic leadership is taking “very seriously,” criticizing McCarthy for not doing enough, saying, “It’s clear the Party leadership is clear The Republican, Kevin McCarthy, has no intention of doing anything about it.” She also told PunchBowl, she believes Gosar and other Republicans “are essentially using the national platform to legitimize threats of violence at the lower and local levels, in order to intimidate people into engaging in it.” our democracy. I believe this is part of a coordinated strategy…. What we do here, our response, helps inform as a precedent for action at the local level. ”
In a resolution to censor Gosar, introduced last week, a group of House Democrats said “violence against women in politics is a global phenomenon aimed at silencing women”. and prevent them from seeking positions of power and participating in public life, with women of color disproportionately affected. ” They added that “evil and vulgar messages can and do cause actual violence,” citing the attack on the Capitol as an example. ,” said the representative. Jackie Speier, who is leading the effort to censor Gosar, while speaking to CNN. “Congressman Gosar is inciting violence against a colleague — Congressman Ocasio-Cortez.” So far, the resolution has 78 people co-replied.
In related news, it appear McCarthy also apparently plans to do nothing to punish the legislators vicious attack 13 Republicans voted for Joe Bideninfrastructure bills, resulting in literal death threat. Because a man is nothing if inconsistent.
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