On CNN Tuesday, a panel on "The Lead" tore into Republicans for their silence after Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted a video featuring a cartoon depiction of him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — even while they are threatening to strip committee assignments from members who voted for President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill.
"The actions of these current House Republicans, Gosar, Greene and others, they're indecent, sickening," said anchor Jake Tapper. "We haven't heard McCarthy say anything about it. Meanwhile, there's talk of retaliating and stripping from the committee assignments from the 13 people who voted for — the Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill, and McCarthy has this allied lobbyist out there trying to get consultants to drop Liz Cheney as a client because she's speaking out against the Big Lie. these are very bizarre priorities."
Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who lost her seat in 2018 due to anti-Trump backlash, was similarly scathing in her assessment of Gosar.
"What Gosar did is absolutely — it's more than inappropriate. It's childish, it's just not something that i would want a fellow Republican putting out there," said Love. "And by the way, the staffer that took the time to do this, I mean, I would assume he had better things to do. I would also wonder what time he was using because these people are paid for by the taxpayers."
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