This GOP Congressman’s Social Media Is Alarmingly Nazi-Friendly

One could be forgiven for thinking that a regularly elected American politician seen rubbing shoulders with Islamophobes, anti-Semites, and white supremacists as recently as *checks notes* last month would be pressured into resigning from office…but come on. were good beyond ethical standards or accountability in this country, right? Maybe that’s why we’re currently stuck with Republican House Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, who looks like one of the Nazis chasing Indiana Jones for The Raiders of the Lost Arkand with supporting receipts.

Full documentation published earlier this week by CNN showcases some of the most explicit ways Rep. Gosar has used his platform to sound racist, xenophobic, and bigoted dog whistles. Not only that, he has what appears to be a very confusing congressional nuclear caucus with only one member: himself.

Much of this information remains readily available through the congressman’s social media pages, particularly Twitter. Some weak points include:

And although the House of Representatives censured and stripped Rep. Gosar of all committee assignments last year after he published a parody cartoon depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezhe still lists a bizarre and oblique liability on his official Congressional Twitter biography: Chairman of the Congressional Nuclear Caucus…a group that currently counts itself as its sole founder and member.

A caustic caucus title — The same weekend that a pre-recorded 30-second clip of Representative Gosar aired at a white nationalist fringe conference, the chosen one tweeted“As Chairman of the Congressional Nuclear Caucus, my mission is to educate Americans about the need to expand our nuclear power grid. It is the safest, most reliable, and cleanest energy/ known green.

Gosar has a lengthy resume of various nuclear power-related committee work and leadership, but since the House voted to strip him of his positions last year, the reality of his continued work in those areas is questionable. And yet, this congressional nuclear caucus supposedly exists. Now, a caucus is not the same as a committee, so Gosar can presumably create one if he wishes. But that doesn’t mean anyone else has to join – and it seems no one has.

“Energy” failure — And, it might sound a bit picky, but it’s not entirely clear whether Rep. Gosar founded and currently chairs the Congressional Nuclear Caucus or the Congressional Nuclear Caucus. Energy Caucus,” as his official political biography on Twitter lists the former, while his site mentions the latter. As late as January, Gosar is quoted like saying it’s “plan[ning] a major push to gain members and educate other members about the need to expand our nuclear energy network. Maybe start by choosing a uniform name.

Multiple attempts to reach Rep. Gosar’s public relations spokesperson for clarification went unanswered, not entirely surprising given that they only gave CNN a “derogatory” response to network coverage over the weekend. Still, it’s hard not to see Rep. Gosar’s nuclear (energy?) caucus as anything other than a Nazi-sympathetic political pariah to stay relevant when, according to Gosar’s website, he’s “waiting[s] the next Congress, God willing, to be officially returned to my rightful place.

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