Rep. Paul Gosar’s sister delivered a blistering critique of her sibling on Wednesday, saying she believed the Arizona Republican was “absolutely” responsible for inciting the deadly riot at U.S. Capitol earlier this year.
Jennifer Gosar told CNN’s Anderson Cooper she was “stunned at the brazenness” of Republicans, including her brother, who are currently trying to “erase what is a very documented insurrection.” She said they were trying to spin the narrative away from the truth, which was that Donald Trump supporters — who’d been egged on by the former president — launched a violent attack on the Capitol building.
“To know my brother is a part of it is not surprising to me,” Gosar said. “But it intensifies the frustration about the erasure they are trying to enact with us as citizens and society at the moment.”
Cooper asked Gosar if she stood by her previous statement that “there is no one member of Congress more responsible for the attack on the Capitol than” her brother. She made the claim in an attack ad that aired on Fox News.
“Absolutely,” she replied. “I have no evidence to the contrary, and it would be at least a requirement of our congressional body, the Senate and the House, to investigate that as they have tried but the Senate has filibustered.”
Paul Gosar allegedly worked with organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally held before the riot, and he faces backlash for baselessly suggesting one of the insurrectionists was “executed” by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
People who have donated to the lawmaker should be held accountable “for not speaking up and not putting on pressure to investigate what was a criminal act,” Jennifer Gosar said.
“I do still believe my brother was an organizer of, or part organizer of, [the riot],” she added. “And I have no evidence to the contrary to suggest anything different.”
Watch the interview here: