HCR referred to Gosar last night, but not by name.
Here at home, there was news, today too. The House passed legislation making a federal holiday of June 19th, known as Juneteenth, the day in 1865 that enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, heard an army officer confirm that they were free. Forty-eight states currently celebrate the day in some form. Fourteen Republicans voted against the measure; one suggested he feared it would introduce Critical Race Theory into schools. The Senate passed the bill unanimously on Tuesday. It will now go to President Biden for his signature.
Here's yesterday's letter from Gosar:
Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ), issued the following statement after voting NO on S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.
“Our country is divided, and the cultural and political Marxists are continuing their relentless efforts to divide this country further.
Juneteenth is more debunked Critical Race Theory in action. I reject racism. I reject the racial division people are promoting. I voted no because this proposed holiday does not bring us together, it tears us apart.
I cannot support efforts that furthers racial divisions in this country. We have one Independence Day, and it applies equally to all people of all races,” concluded Congressman Gosar.
Louie Gohmert has long been considered the dumbest person in Congress, but Gosar comes close, even though he is not quite as wacky as Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Because Gosar lives in the most conservative district in Arizona, he got 69.7% of the vote - despite the fact that 6 of his 9 siblings endorsed his opponent.
Gosar has opposed the Affordable Care Act, abortion, most gun control laws, federal protection for endangered species, illegal immigration and legalizing marijuana.
The Arizona Republic has called Gosar "Arizona's most controversial member of Congress". He has been a strong ally of President Donald Trump. Six of his nine siblings endorsed his opponent in congressional races. He boycotted Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. over the issue of climate change. Gosar accused certain members of the Department of Justice and the FBI of treason.
Gosar was one of the 139 representatives who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Congress on January 7, 2021, the day after the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Gosar later attended the America First Political Action Conference, a white nationalist conference whose organizer, Nick Fuentes, spoke approvingly of the Capitol storming