Three of Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings have reached out to Congress through Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva to ask leaders to remove their brother for helping to incite the mob that stormed the Capitol in a siege that left five people dead, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
“We know him to be an extremist and we took that very seriously. I believe that my brother has been a constant perpetrator of misinformation. … I’ve been incredulous at the lack of accountability thus far. I would think Wednesday would be certainly a line,” his sister Jennifer Gosar said.
Rep. Gosar’s brother David saw similarities in his brother’s lies about the election and those of Donald Trump’s that led to his supporters storming and ransacking the US Capitol. “Five people are dead and Congress has been attacked,” David Gosar said. “Somebody has to pay a penalty for it.”
“He’s set a dangerous sort of precedent along the 10 years he’s been in office,” Tim Gosar said. “When you talk about what happened the other day, you’re talking about treason. You’re talking about overthrowing the government. That’s what this is. If that doesn’t rise to the level of expulsion, what does?”
The sibling rivalry goes back to 2018 when they received national attention for appearing in an ad to endorse their brother’s Democratic rival. They also threw their support behind his challenger in 2020 election as well.
Grijalva’s office acknowledged hearing from the Gosars, according to Arizona Republic. But for now he said he’s more concerned about removing Donald Trump from office but wants others to answer for the riots as well, including those on Capitol Hill who “threw gasoline on an already-raging fire.”
“If a Member of Congress willingly violated their oath of office and tacitly encouraged a mob to overturn the results of democratic elections, their actions should be investigated and they should face consequences. If that includes expulsion, so be it,” Grijalva said in a statement.