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    Paul Gosar was my congressman when I moved to Flagstaff in 2011. A year later, he moved to Prescott because it is in the most conservative district in the state. A Democrat, Ann Kirkpatrick, replaced him in the district that Flagstaff is in.

    When he ran for re-election in 2016, his siblings asked voters to NOT vote for him, since he has many extreme views. He got re-elected anyway.

    He's a member of the nutty Freedom Caucus. Another congressman from Arizona, Andy Biggs, is the chairman of the group. Jim Jordan is the co-chair. Jordan, by the way, just got the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump. It's difficult to tell which one of them is crazier.

    It appears that Gosar helped plan last week's assault on the nation's capital. On top of that, it appears that he may have been giving guided tours (reconnaissance tours?) on January 5.

    I've got a feeling he'll be having discussions with the FBI in the near future. I also suspect that he is going to get expelled from the House of Representatives in the near future.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2021/01/13/fbi-should-investigate-reps-paul-gosar-and-andy-biggs/4149036001/

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    Do you really think "justice" will be done? Yes Jordan has gotten an even bigger mouth as shown yesterday on TV. Who is going to "shred" his medal ?

    Also if Biden does not remove all these "inciters" and total idiots, including Lindsey Graham then we still stay an "banana republic" . It is also time to remove all the idiots Trump placed throughout the government as well in the FBI/CIA and "justice department" . Sorry but the whole government is "polluted" with these "loyalists. This present government has become totally laughable.

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    Dutch -- Biden has zero power to remove Lindsey Graham or any other Senator or Representative. Furthermore, he cannot just remove any career government official. He does not have the power. He can remove cabinet heads and other purely political appointees, but civil servants are protected by regulations. It takes time to remove them. Trump has been trying to undo those protections in his last months in office:

    Trump order strips workplace protections from civil servants

    Our president is not a king. We have three co-equal branches of government. Most workers are protected.

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    Arizona -- Yes Paul Gosar along with Reps Andy Gibbs and Mo Brooks need to be held accountable for their actions, at least censured if not outright removed or recalled by their states. I don't see recalls (new elections) happening in either Arizona or Alabama so it may be that McConnell will have to lead the effort to censure them.
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    Schmidt, All of this shows that this government, if nothing is done, because of ridiculous 1800's laws, you can't remove these "clowns". Therefore it will stay an "banana republic" forever, if nothing is done to change our laws. The banana "circus" will stay in place until the next phase of disasters.

    How can you "govern" as an British "circus" ; there is proof enough right now that you can't even throw an "mafia" trained "mob" out of the government, let alone an "lying corrupt" leader. We are lucky the "voters" got it done, but not our convoluted laws and "systems".

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    Virtually all of the time I read something Paul Gosar did (or said), my first thought is "what a dumb shit!

    The latest example came in my email today:

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-Ariz.) and U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) to prohibit states, localities, or any other organization from using federal funding to maintain gun registries.

    The GRIP Act would clarify existing law that prohibits the use of any federal funding by states or local entities to store or list sensitive, personal information related to the legal ownership or possession of firearms. The legislation is in response to states that in recent years enacted statutes requiring gun owners to register their handguns.

    “Another year, another Democratic swipe at the American people’s second amendment right. This week, Speaker Pelosi plans on ramming through Congress two overreaching gun control bills. Egregiously, these bills would create a firearm registry database that could be made available to the public creating the likelihood for discrimination against gun owners. In contrast, this week I was proud to work with Senator Hyde-Smith to introduce the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection (GRIP) Act. Supported by the National Rifle Association, the GRIP Act prohibits the use of federal funding of firearm registry databases that list gun owners who lawfully own or possess firearms,” said Congressman Gosar.

    “The fight to protect Second Amendment rights is unending,” said Hyde-Smith, a lifetime NRA member. “The GRIP Act would protect the rights and personal information of law-abiding citizens who own or purchase firearms legally. It would require adherence to the law that specifically says federal monies cannot be used to track or hassle gun owners.”

    Current law prevents the federal government from storing information acquired during the firearms background process. The GRIP Act would ensure the federal government does not support, either intentionally or otherwise, state or local efforts to collect and store personally identifiable information related to legal firearm purchases and ownership.

    This legislation further clarifies that states and local entities cannot use federal grant funds from programs, such as the National Criminal Histories Improvement Program, NICS Amendment Records Improvement Program, or the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, to create or maintain full or partial gun registries.

    The measure does not include any limitations related to state recordkeeping for permitting, law enforcement-issued firearms, or lost or stolen firearms.

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) supports the bill.

    “On behalf of our more than 5 million members, the National Rifle Association thanks Senator Hyde-Smith and Congressman Gosar for introducing this important piece of legislation to prevent the use of federal funds to create a national gun owner registry. Biden-Pelosi-Schumer and their gun control cohorts have longed for the disarming of America, and a national gun registry is a dangerous step towards reaching that goal," said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

    Original cosponsors of the Senate measure include Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

    Original cosponsors of the House measure include Representatives Brian Babin (R-Texas), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Jerry Carl (R-Ala.), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Glenn Grothman (R-Wisc.), Michael Guest (R-Miss.), Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.) Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Fred Keller (R-Pa.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Tracy Mann (R-Kan.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Gary Palmer (R-Ala.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Randy Weber (R-Texas).

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    Come on, Paul, get a grip. We NEED better gun control than we currently have. A Federal Register would make it easier to prevent gun violence by people who should not own guns, and who may not have wound up on a "red flag" list in the states where they live.

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    Its my observation that these guys have always been Trump type politicians even before Trump ran for president, but they were kept in check by Republican moderates that were in control of the party, these extremists were far less out in the open, and played by the rules so not to piss off the Republican leaders (aka John McCain, Mitt Romney, GWB, etc)..... Then Trump comes along and, by example, he demonstrates too these crazy dick heads, that they can win by raping, fucking, and destroying as much as they want, because far far fare right wing Republican party loves to see raping and fucking by people they have elected (think Nazi party in 1930 - 1945). This goes back historically 100s of years when an invading army win a battle, as part of their victory the first thing they do is rape as many of women as possible, and kill all the males that can be found, and burn down the village when they leave. In modern times, they can't literally do that, but they can accomplish the same thing within the bounds of the laws and acceptance of the Republican party.

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    wwjd, yes I can follow your thinking. I did grow up in an country were you don't have "Second Amendments" so there an gun lobby does not exist. Only in America they are so crazy, due to our stupid lawyers who even never read this amendment. It says nowhere that you can own an AR 15 or AK 47 etc. with lots of rounds. Also it says nowhere explicit that "civilians" can own guns. It says the "militia" can own them. So our great crooked lawyers twisted it such way that the "militia" are "civilians". Neither they define what "kind" of "civilians" can own these. At the time this Amendment was written you had "revolvers" and "guns" with very limited number of shots and not an clip with plenty of shots.

    As I've been saying forever the way our outdated British copied law system is not an "living" document as is done in an parliamentary system and is not updated to the times (neither the "second amendment"), then it should be clear, that the "Second Amendment" is totally "outdated" because it was never has been modified/adapted to time we live in now. The old British way of thinking does not work in 2021, ask Boris.

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    Before he attended the CPAC conference, Gosar spoke at the America First Political Action Conference, the first member of Congress to do so.

    Next week, Gosar is scheduled to appear on Patriots’ Soapbox, a popular QAnon talk show.

    Under normal circumstances, Gosar would get re-elected in his very conservative district, but since he apparently was involved in the planning of the January 6 march on the Capitol, that suddenly seems less likely, since you can't hold office if you are in prison.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2021/03/18/rep-paul-gosar-courts-qanon-via-patriots-soapbox-not-shocking/4750541001/?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=BelowHomepageFeed-FeedRedesign

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    All of this shows that the "system" is failing. Or that an large portion of the population lives in la la land who elect these types of people. Reality is long gone here. If the system would "work" properly then it should be impossible to elect these types into the government. So there is absolutely something wrong with our "election system" as well governing. How was it possible that an "type" like Trump could become President? May be it is the that the "schools/teachers" in this country have to be looked at what they "educate" the kids so they can learn to "analyze" what life is all about on this tiny globe. Looking at the daily news after Trump, it gives an clear impression of an country which lost its way and floats somewhere without destination. No wonder 50 States who all do the wrong things without any unity or coherence. Or think and move all in the same direction, looking at Texas it may as well be on an other planet.
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    As of this afternoon, I am awarding Paul Gosar the prestigious "dumber than fuck" award".

    Gosar Endorses Greene's America First Immigration Act

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    WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-4) announced today that he has signed on as an original cosponsor to Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Protect America First Act, which would end the Joe Biden created crisis at our Southern border by re-asserting a zero-tolerance immigration policy, ensuring the safe return of unaccompanied alien children, reducing human trafficking, deporting criminal aliens, and ending chain migration.

    (FTI - Mealia' Trumps parents and sister are now citizens due to chain migration)

    “Joe Biden’s decision last month to release illegal aliens into Yuma County on a daily basis has opened up the spigot of border crossings. My worst fears are coming true: Illegal aliens are flooding my District through Yuma, Arizona. In less than two months, the Biden Administration has destroyed much of President Trump’s progress (?) in securing our southern border. The Protect America First Act will put an end to the terrible, America last policies that the Biden administration has unloaded on the American people in his first two months in office and I commend my colleague from Georgia for taking the lead on this effort,” said Congressman Gosar.

    Background:

    The Protect America First Act will:

    • Enact a 4-year moratorium on immigration and accelerate the time between apprehension and deportation.
    • Ensure the safe return of unaccompanied alien children, reduces human trafficking, increases deportation for criminal aliens, and ends chain migration.
    • Expedite removal of illegal aliens from 3 months to 30 days.
    • Build the Wall and name it after President Donald J. Trump
    • Cut off Funding for Sanctuary Cities
    • Support Local Law Enforcement in their execution of immigration policy
    • Empower ICE to detain and deport violent criminal aliens
    • Revive President Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy
    • Rescind President Biden’s Open Borders Immigration Executive Orders
    • Revoke Deferred Action on Child Aliens (DACA) and Deferred Action on Parental Accountability (DAPA)
    • Remove funding for Central and South American Countries whose citizens violate this Act by migrating here illegally.

    To read a summary of H.R. 1883 click HERE.

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    I've never been in any other country except may be Nigeria and Uganda where they manage to make such a mess of governing. Yes Nigeria and Uganda were also British colonies as is the US. Sorry people the British system of governing always leads to "chaos". Also an two "party" system is asking for all the shit we are in. Especially if in the other party the "mafia" was allowed to participate. The Dem's are too "sweet" and allow all of this. Sorry this country has become ungovernable, because of the outdated British way of "island" thinking. It will get only worse because of the stubborn-es to stick to an non updated Constitution. Furthermore if any "idiot" can become an "member " of the government, then there must be something wrong in the system that these types can be elected. Thus if nothing is done about the "base" i.e. ( Constitution) then things will only get worse. The continuous turmoil here can't end well. An only "money driven" society can't last, especially with a zillion partisan lawyers who all have their own agenda.
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    Rep. Paul Gosar fired back at the House Democrat who called for an ethics investigation of him over the Jan. 6 riot, calling her request baseless, defamatory and suggesting it could wind up in court.

    In a 30-page response, Gosar, R-Ariz., said he exercised his free speech rights and strongly pushed back on allegations by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., that he helped instigate the violence at the U.S. Capitol.

    "Know this: I have never instigated violence," he said in his formal response to the House Ethics Committee. "I have no criminal record of any type. I have never aided or abetted violence. I have not urged or supported violence. A review of Jayapal’s unsupported, baseless, and fraudulent allegations suggest they are devoid of reality and smothered in Blue Anon conspiracy theories, ad hominem attacks, and baseless speculation.

    In March letters to the House Ethics Committee and to the separate Office of Congressional Ethics, Jayapal said Gosar "urged supporters to take action against election certification, repeatedly insisting that the election had been stolen and participating in rallies alleging voter fraud."

    She filed similar complaints against Reps. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Mo Brooks, R-Ala. In her response Friday, Boebert called the complaint "baseless and partisan."

    Jayapal, who chairs the liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus, buttressed her request against Gosar with media accounts detailing his participation in "Stop the Steal" rallies organized by Texas resident Ali Alexander. He called Gosar the "spirit animal" of the effort to rally in Washington on the day Congress was required to certify the election results.

    Since the riot, Gosar has come under intense scrutiny for his baseless allegations of election theft. The riot by a pro-Trump mob has only deepened partisan tensions in Washington.

    Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., compiled a list of what she viewed as troubling social media posts that helped create the environment for the Jan. 6 violence.

    At 177 pages, the portion listing Gosar's posts appeared to be the longest of any member Lofgren's 1,900-page report cited.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2021/04/16/paul-gosar-allegations-he-instigated-capitol-riot-devoid-reality/7262326002/?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=BelowHomepageFeed-FeedRedesign

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    Again it shows only how deep this country has sunk to have these types appointed into the government. As I've said a zillion times continuing on this path will only create more chaos and turmoil, thanks to our convoluted cowboy laws inherited from England.

    I guess the best way to fix these things is to have, just like at schools, an real "examination" done, if someone is indeed qualified for the job. "Votes" alone don't determine such at all; qualifications and "mentality" should count, as well world wide knowledge and experience. Here any "farm boy" out of isolated States can become President as long as he gets the "votes". Just looking at the States where these idiots come from says enough. What about Trump?, he never even managed to get an "honest" high school diploma and never "worked" for a living or knew anything about the world around him. "Money" only counted and how to steal it were his qualities. I guess nothing has been learned from the Trump debacle.