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Larson Votes to Censure Rep. Gosar

November 17, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04).  

“Paul Gosar’s depiction of murdering a fellow Member of Congress, a woman of color, and threatening the President is entirely unacceptable. His actions warranted the censure by the U.S. House of Representatives and are a carryover of the violence of January 6th.  He should resign from Congress. His threats have no place in our government,” said Larson. "Today's vote is an indictment not only of Gosar, but also of Minority Leader McCarthy and the Republican Conference who failed to strip him of his committee assignments and continue to regard the violence of January 6th as a tourist visit. 

“As Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said: ‘It is a sad day in which a member who leads a political party in the United States of America cannot bring themselves to say that issuing a depiction of murdering a Member of Congress is wrong and instead decides to venture off into a tangent about gas prices and inflation. What is so hard about saying this is wrong?’”