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UltraViolet Reiterates Call to Expel Rep. Paul Gosar From Congress After Gosar Tweets Violent Video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

WASHINGTON -

Today, the United States House of Representatives will vote to censure  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in response to his tweets depicting animated videos killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging swords at President Biden.

In the past week, 15,000 people have signed a petition from UltraViolet, a gender justice advocacy organization, urging Gosar’s expulsion from Congress.

VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/gosar_aoc_congress/

“Censure is important but not enough. We’re calling on Speaker Pelosi to begin removal proceedings to expel Rep. Gosar immediately,” said Bridget Todd, communications director at UltraViolet. “Anyone who shares content of themselves murdering a coworker on social media would be fired without hesitation in any other workplace. There should be no difference in Congress. 

“Rep. Gosar’s tweets depicting the murder of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and violence against President Biden are horrific. Social media platforms are often toxic places for women of color as is. Rep. Gosar's perpetuation of violence against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter merely adds fuel to an already raging fire of promoting violence against women on social media.”

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UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people mobilized to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture.

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