WASHINGTON – Following the passage of a resolution to censure Congressman Paul Gosar in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued the following statement:
“Today I voted with conviction to formally censure Congressman Paul Gosar for his violent rhetoric, and to remove him from his committee assignments, including the Oversight and Reform Committee, on which I am proud to sit. This censure—the first to take place on the House floor in more than a decade—is a warranted response for Congressman Gosar’s abhorrent conduct.
“Congress must – in the strongest possible way – make it clear that there is absolutely no place for this kind of behavior in the House of Representatives. It is shameful that 207 Republican members of the House voted against this resolution to censure.
“I am further dismayed by the utter failure to act on the part of Republican leaders in the House. Their negligence in responding to Mr. Gosar’s despicable conduct constitutes a dereliction of duty that undermines this body in which we serve, and the communities we represent.”
Earlier this year, Congressman Gomez introduced a resolution to expel Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) from the U.S. House of Representatives, following numerous reports revealing her repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism, and political violence.