Republicans have become so toxic in the age of Trump that six of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar‘s siblings are endorsing his Democratic opponent, Dr. David Brill, in ads.
“Paul’s absolutely not working for his district… He’s not listening to you and he doesn’t have your interests at heart,” the ad tells us.
Then the twist: These people are Gosard’s own brothers and sisters.
“My name is Tim Gosar, David Gosar, Grace Gosar, Joan Gosar, Gaston Gosar, Jennifer Gosar.”
Gosar has been in the U.S. congress since 2013. What, you might ask, has he done that is so unbearable he has pushed away 6 of his siblings?
Gosar was sued for blocking people on Facebook after he touted insane conspiracy theories on national TV, including that the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was really the work of an Obama supporter and that George Soros turned Jews over to the Nazis (both patently false).
“In the interview with Vice News that aired on HBO, Gosar veered from discussing intemperate language on Facebook to raise far-right conspiracy theories. He suggested the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist rally was the work of a supporter of former President Barack Obama and that liberal activist George Soros had turned Jews over to the Nazis as a boy.”
Recently the Republican urged the arrest and deportation of any “illegal aliens” who attended the State of the Union.
Brill has another ad using the Gosar siblings, where they say how tough it is to come forward against their brother, but they had to defend the honor of their family.
A family defends its honor:
“None of this is pleasant for any of us. It’s horrible to have to do this.To speak up against my brother, it brings sadness to me.”
According to brother David Gosar, eight of the nine siblings don’t share Paul’s “far-right views.”
“If (Paul Gosar) had any guts or decency, he would apologize to George Soros on Vice News,” David Gosar told the Arizona Republic. “He never will because his base won’t like it, but he owes that man an apology.”
Even though he seems slightly insane and more than a little Trump, Gosar is expected to beat Brill.
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