[ Editor’s Note: The three ring Congressional circus continued today, a change of pace with a public spanking for Mr. Gosar. Good luck with the female vote in your district next November. The women have good memories, and they have been dealing with this kind of crap for a long time.
Some Repubs are doing damage control by trying to claim that taking Gosar off the committees was too much. But they left out explaining that Ocasio-Cortez was on the committee, so he had insulted a fellow committee member.
Also, his mentioning that he had never espoused violence against anyone shows he must think we have forgotten that he was a big supporter of the Trump Steal on Jan. 6th. Some of these prima donas must think we are all dumber than rocks.
That said, if he thought Cortez was too aggressive, he had only to look at the two female Congresswomen that have exploited getting media attention with an endless flow of provocative utterances, a tact they seem to be copying from the Orange Buffoon.
As Gordon was sharing with me today, no matter what any Republican crazies say about anything, redistricting is going to be a crushing blow to the Democrats. The Repubs are shooting for taking full power, as they have to have control of the Justice Department and Supreme Court appointments to cover their backsides on the unseemly things that they do.
And mind you, I was once a state delegate of Cobb County, Georgia, when we took control from the country club set and put our chairman candidate in by a one vote margin.
We did it by having 100+ of our team become precinct delegates, which gave us county commission votes. We took control of the country board and really rattled some cages. It all seems like a dream now… Jim W. Dean ]
First Published … November 17, 2021
The Arizona Republican was censured and removed from his two committees Wednesday, in a sign of further splintering relations between House Democrats and Republicans.
The House censured Rep. Paul Gosar and booted him from his committees Wednesday over a violent social media post, representing a rare rebuke of a colleague that Speaker Nancy Pelosi deemed an “emergency.”
Two Republicans — Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Liz Cheney (Wyo.) — joined all Democrats in voting for the measure, which censured Gosar and removed him from his spots on the Natural Resources and Oversight committees. Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) voted present.
“We can not have a member joking about murdering another,” Pelosi said Wednesday on the House floor. “This is about workplace harassment and violence against women,” she said.
House Republican leadership has not taken action against Gosar. The Arizona Republican deleted the video and issued a statement explaining his rationale, but not apologizing, following a call from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Gosar said Wednesday on the House floor the video was “mischaracterized,” though he did not apologize to Ocasio-Cortez.
“I do not espouse violence towards anyone. I never have. It was not my purpose to make anyone upset,” he said.