Rep. Paul Gosar's sister called him a 'sociopath' over a violent anime clip edited to show him attacking AOC

Rep. Paul Gosar's sister called him a 'sociopath' over a violent anime clip edited to show him attacking AOC
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A side view of Rep Paul Gosar's head and shoulders, in front of a microphone.
An undated file photo of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. Reuters
  • Rep. Paul Gosar's sister Jennifer told CNN that he is a "sociopath" who is not held accountable.

  • It followed Gosar posting an anime video depicting him as a warrior attacking AOC and Biden.

  • Gosar's family, who support Democrats, have long campaigned against him.

Rep. Paul Gosar's sister called him a "sociopath" in the wake of him tweeting an anime video edited to depict him attacking Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Gosar tweeted the clip, titled "Attack of Immigrants," on Sunday from his official congressional account. Taken from the opening credits of the Japanese anime series "Attack on Titan", the video superimposed his face on a hero flying around and slashing at the New York representative, as well as President Joe Biden.

The tweet containing the video is no longer live, but a version can be seen here.

It combines the anime clip with footage that of the military and police and what appears to be migrant camps and migrants on foot.

His sister, Jennifer Gosar, told CNN Tuesday that the tweet is evidence that "no-one holds him accountable."

"This is something that I have to openly wonder: Does he have to act on it himself before we believe that he is an absolute - he is a sociopath," she added.

She named numerous high-profile lawmakers, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who she felt should be reining her brother in.

Representatives for Gosar did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

It is unclear why the video was removed, or by whom. Twitter flagged it earlier, but said it would not remove it, citing the public interest.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the video on Twitter calling Gosar "creepy" and saying it depicted him "killing me."

Gosar responded in a statement on Tuesday night, calling the reaction a "gross mischaracterization" and calling the video "a symbolic portrayal of a fight over immigration policy."

He added: "I do not espouse violence or harm to any member of Congress or Mr Biden."

Gosar's sister and two brothers have for years publicly opposed his political positions and actions. They participated in an attack ad in his state of Arizona in 2018 and campaigned in favor of the Democratic candidate.

More recently, they wrote an op-ed for NBC, accusing him of shamelessness in supporting pro-Trump election conspiracy theories.

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