Rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony GosarGreene Granted Permission to Enter DC Jail’s ‘Patriot Wing’ to Visit the Jan.6 Defendants Subpoenas are a Real Concern for Lawmakers Facing the Jan.6 Questions Anti-Trump Republicans target McCarthy, Scalise, and other high-profile conservatives MORE (R-Ariz.) He tweeted a Photoshopped video on Sunday showing an image of him hitting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democrats debate whether they misunderstood the public about the mandate The loss of McAuliffe exposes a deepening Democratic gap The memo: Democrats go to war for the ‘awakening’ MORE (DN.Y.) and running at President BidenJoe Biden Biden criticizes Nicaragua’s ‘sham elections’, calls out Ortegas autocrats Amtrak boss describes expansion plans with infrastructure spending Former Goldman Sachs boss thinks about infrastructure vote: ‘Progressives blinked’ MORE while armed with two swords, sparking outrage from Twitter users who said keeping the post violates the rules of the social media platform.
The Arizona Republican tweeted the video with the caption “Any anime fans out there?”
The 1 minute and 32 seconds long video, with special anime and music effects, opens to scenes of immigrants on the US-Mexico border with text subtitled “drugs, crime, poverty, money, gangs, violence.” and “traffic”. ”
The video also combines images from ex President TrumpDonald Trump Former Goldman Sachs Chief On Infrastructure Vote: ‘Progressives Blinked’ FIXED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is probably ‘Biden’s best hope for re-election’ Trump punches Senate Republicans , McConnell on the MORE infrastructure bill and videos of immigration and migrant officials at the border.
Armed with swords, an animated version of Gosar appears titled “Immigrant Attack” like him, along with anime versions of fellow conservative Republicans. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize the Danger of Capitol Riots Increase Memorandum: Now What for Anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Meet With Trump ‘Soon’ In Florida MORE (R-Ga.) And Lauren Bobert (R-Colo.), Apparently attacked a giant in the back with Ocasio-Cortez’s face photoshopped.
The video then ends with the anime image of Gosar, once again armed with swords, running towards a large photo of President Biden’s face.
The video is inspired by the Japanese manga “Attack of the Titan” created by Hajime Isayama.
Many online users have criticized Twitter for allowing the video to stay active because it violates Twitter’s rules and policies that prohibit users threatening “violence against an individual or a group of persons”, just like him “glorification of violence”.
Twitter and Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.
“Attack of the Titans” was released in 2013. Many have criticized the series for allegedly supporting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and fascism, according to Vice.
Gosar, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, has been repeatedly criticized by other lawmakers and outside groups for spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and other issues.