- The siblings of GOP. Rep. Paul Gosar ripped into him in a new op-ed.
- Published by NBC, the op-ed accuses Gosar of helping to incite the riot at the Capitol.
- The siblings suggested Gosar does not have the “intellect, character or maturity” to be in Congress.
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Three of Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings penned an op-ed denouncing many of their brother’s actions and accusing him of helping to incite the January 6 attack at the Capitol.
The scathing op-ed, published by NBC News, was written by Dave Gosar, Jennifer Gosar, and Tim Gosar, and includes a long list of their brother’s actions, asking “have you no sense of decency, Paul?”
“It seems, in fact, that you are immune to shame. In addition to betraying your family and causing irreparable damage to the relationships within it, you decided to betray your country by helping incite the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol,” the op-ed said.
The siblings named actions Gosar took that they thought incited the riot, including sharing false claims about the results of the 2020 election.
They also accused him of gaslighting everyone by painting Ashli Babbitt, the Trump supporter who was killed by police while participating in the riot, as an “innocent bystander.”
“Maybe you don’t know how you got to this very dark place, Paul. Unfortunately, we have some ideas,” his siblings wrote. “Maybe it’s because you’re in way over your head in Congress and don’t have the intellect, character or maturity to be in that leadership role. Maybe your lifelong, insecure need for the approval of others caused you to sacrifice your common decency and integrity to satisfy Trump and his followers in order to keep your seat.”
It’s not the first time Gosar’s siblings have publicly criticized him. In 2018, six of them appeared in an ad endorsing Gosar’s political opponent in the midterm election, Democratic candidate Dr. David Brill. Recently, they have called him a “pathological liar” and “a traitor to this country.”
At the time of the 2018 ad, Gosar accused his siblings of being “disgruntled Hillary supporters” who “hate President Trump.”
He did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on the op-ed.