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Velázquez Statement on Censuring Rep. Paul Gosar

Velázquez Statement on Censuring Rep. Paul Gosar
November 17, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C.—Today, Representative Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement on censuring Rep Paul Gosar:

          "Representative Gosar is a member of this institution as am I and as is Representative Ocasio-Cortez and so are roughly fifty other women of color.

         “We all walk the same hallways and took the same oath of office. We are here to serve our districts and the American people. The graphic video that Rep. Gosar posted violates every sense of mutual respect that we should have for one another. Not only that, but it also dangerously promotes violence towards a sitting member of Congress who is a powerful Latina. It’s exactly the type of misogynistic and racist recklessness that the previous President deployed, and social media companies eventually stripped him of his accounts.

          “Rep. Gosar needs to be held accountable for this and that’s what we are doing today. We need to deliver a message that in the people’s house, this dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.”