On CNN Tuesday, Anderson Cooper blasted Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) following his assassination fantasy tweet depicting an anime version of himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and brandishing swords at President Joe Biden.
Cooper took particular exception to Gosar's claim that the video "depicts the symbolic nature of a battle between lawful and unlawful policies and in no way intended to be a targeted attack against Representative Cortez or Mr. Biden," which Cooper said "doesn't even make sense."
"That is what it is!" he said. "It's a targeted attack. It's not interpretation. Yes, it's an anime. Perhaps, the richest sentence, though, in this one quoting again a chaotic and lawless wind is blowing across our land."
Cooper then put Gosar's video into context by playing a clip of a hate-filled threatening voicemail from a Trump supporter directed at Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) for voting in favor of Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill.
"So, those threats which, again, we should point out are about roads and bridges," said Cooper. "So that's where we are today. That's where the crazy is, too. The threats, by the way, follow the postings online of another member of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene. She tweeted out the names of the Republican House members who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, writing, quote, 'These are the 13 Republicans who handed over their voting cards to Nancy Pelosi to pass Joe Biden's communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure.' In a separate tweet, which we are not showing you, she posted their phone numbers."
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