In March, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) put out a series of online posts about the worsening crisis at the U.S. southern border.
“The Mexican Cartels are terrorists who kidnap, harm, rape and kill American citizens,” Gosar posted on March 7. “They profit off of our suffering through drug smuggling and human trafficking.”
He added that the Mexican cartels waged war on the U.S. long ago and that the left has not tried to stop them.
Gosar also called for the militarization of the southern border, instituting the death penalty for people who sell and distribute fentanyl, the completion of Trump’s wall, and a moratorium on immigration.
He also stated the U.S. is “capable of having the strongest & most secure border in the world.”
Gosar was notably returned to his previous House committees in January after being kicked off in 2021 over what AZCentral described as “his conduct online.”
There was no elaboration by the outlet on what that means, so we will attempt to offer some clarity. The controversy kicked off after Gosar posted a parody video of the “Attack on Titan” anime series. The clip shows Gosar as the hero of the show, with Joe Biden and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) ‘photoshopped’ as monsters for comedic effect. House Democrats promptly responded by introducing a resolution to censure Gosar, suggesting he was inciting violence against “women in politics.”
AOC issued a proclamation against Gosar over his sharing of an anime meme video in an emotional display delivered on the House floor:
Toward the end of his series of Twitter posts, the Arizona representative shared a video of former President Donald Trump laying out his plan for mass deportation at CPAC, opining, “We need mass deportations and NO AMNESTY.”
During the speech, Trump pledged, “Under my leadership, we will use all necessary state, local, federal and military resources to carry out the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.”
He added, “We will pick them up, and we will throw them out of our country and there will be no questions asked.”
The former president additionally expressed gratitude for the American border patrol, saying they are “incredible people.”