Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R) is known as one of the Republican caucus’ most outspoken members.
However, some members of his family are also speaking out, and they apparently want him removed from office. The Hill reported that one of Gosar’s nine siblings denounced the congressman during a recent interview with NBC News, accusing him of betraying America.
“I consider him a traitor to this country,” Wyoming attorney David Gosar declared, noting that he considers his brother to be “a traitor to his family.”
“He doesn’t see it,” the Gosar sibling added, insisting that his high-profile brother has “disgraced and dishonored himself.”
Sister calls for Gosar’s expulsion
According to The Hill, David Gosar told CNN that he wished to issue an apology “on behalf of the actual sane members of our family — which is everyone but Paul.”
The congressman’s brother said that he and other members of the family denounced the Arizona representative’s “despicable comments and disgraceful conduct” regarding the 2020 election, and David Gosar isn’t the only family member voicing strong opinions of their Republican family member.
His sister, Jennifer Gosar, made similar remarks to NBC News, saying she “was concerned before” the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, regarding her famous brother’s rhetoric, and “was horrified” as the event played out on national television.
Jennifer Gosar added that she is “shocked that he’s not censured now, that there hasn’t been a process for expulsion” as “all the elements are clear. Gosar added, “And maybe there’s something I’m missing, but they’re not acting on it to really allay any fears of the public.”
According to The New York Times, six of the congressman’s brothers and sisters made headlines in 2018 when they endorsed his opponent, Democrat David Brill.
Gosar laughs off criticism
Among the statements that Rep. Gosar’s siblings consider to be objectionable is his tweet from Jan. 6 in which he said, “Biden should concede. I want his concession on my desk tomorrow morning. Don’t make me come over there.” Gosar included a picture of the large crowd that had assembled in Washington D.C. on that day.
As The Hill reported, the Republican lawmaker also told supporters at an Arizona rally in December: “Once we conquer the Hill, Donald Trump is returned to being the president.”
For his part, Rep. Gosar made light of his sibling’s public criticism in a Monday tweet, joking that “polls show 4 of 10 Gosar siblings” support him.