Rep. Paul Gosar posts ‘anime’ video of him attacking AOC, Biden

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Rep. Paul Gosar posts 'anime' video of him attacking AOC, Biden

A Republican congressman tweeted a digitally edited video that shows an anime-style version of him slashing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and lunging with two swords at President Joe Biden.

Rep. Paul Gosar, Re-Tx., was slammed for posting the strange video and flagged by Twitter for violating the social media platforms rules about hateful conduct.

But the video is still visible with a message now affixed to the tweet saying Twitter “determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

The video shared Sunday is a take on “Attack on Titan,” created by Hajime Isayama, according to The Hill.

“Any anime fans out there?” Gosar wrote in the post with the 92-second video, which also splices footage of migrants at the border.

In one scene, Gosar’s face is pasted to an animated figure that jumps in the air and stabs a larger character with AOC’s face. Later, the Gosar character jumps at a giant Biden with two swords ready to strike.

Twitter flagged the video posted by Rep. Paul Gosar for violating their hateful content policy, but ultimately let the post remain.
Twitter flagged the video posted by Rep. Paul Gosar for violating their hateful content policy, but ultimately let the post remain.
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Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Ca. called the post “sick behavior.”

“He tweeted out the video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez from both his official account and personal account,” Lieu posted on Twitter Monday.

“In any workplace in America, if a coworker made an anime video killing another coworker, that person would be fired.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Paul Gosar's video.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Paul Gosar’s video.
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AOC, a New York Democrat, blasted the video in a series of Tweets from Scotland, where she had just arrived.

“So while I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me,” AOC said.

“And he’ll face no consequences bc @GOPLeader cheers him on with excuses,” she said. “Fun Monday! Well, back to work bc institutions don’t protect woc.”

President Joe Biden in Paul Gosar's video.
President Joe Biden in Paul Gosar’s video.
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Another image from the flagged video.
Another image from the flagged video.
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