Nancy Pelosi says Republican should be investigated for tweeting threatening video

Twitter added a warning label to the video, saying it violated its “hateful conduct” policy. It also restricted engagement with the tweet.

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“I will always fight for the rule of law, securing our borders and defending the America First agenda,” Gosar said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

The Arizona Republican, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, voted against certifying Biden’s 2020 election victory, has backed Trump’s claims of a stolen election and has described Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol on January 6 as “peaceful patriots.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Gosar’s tweet with a Twitter thread noting the video posted by a “creepy member I work with,” and said she expected no consequences for Gosar from the House Republican leader.

Other Democrats called for Gosar to leave office.

“In any other job in America, if a coworker made a video killing another coworker, that person would be fired,” members of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee said in a statement.

The 90-second video shared by Gosar on Sunday appears to be an altered version of a Japanese animated series.

Twitter said in a notification attached above the tweet that it had determined “it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible”.

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