Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Tuesday defended posting the video that may get him censured by the House of Representatives as soon as Wednesday.
During an interview with conservative host Stew Peters, Gosar claimed that the cartoon video that depicted him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wasn't intended to be threatening but was rather part of a youth outreach campaign.
"This video had nothing to do with harming anybody," he said. "It's an anime. We were trying to reach out to the newer generation that likes these anime, these cartoons."
Gosar also told Peters that he met with his Republican colleagues on Tuesday morning and "didn't apologize" for posting the video.
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The House of Representatives is reportedly scheduling a vote to censure Gosar and remove him from his position on the House Oversight Committee, where he currently serves alongside Ocasio-Cortez.
The Arizona congressman has been a lightning rod this year after he spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists earlier this year. He has also led a campaign to turn slain MAGA rioter Ashli Babbit into a martyr, going so far as to wear a bracelet honoring her memory.
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.@RepGosar says "I did not apologize" for the horrific animated video he released depicting him killing @AOC because "we were trying to reach out to the newer generation that likes these anime, these cartoons."pic.twitter.com/Vb9TPv5xqW— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1637098436