Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican congressman from Arizona, has responded to his six siblings who denounced him in a recent campaign ad, calling them “disgruntled Hillary supporters” who “hate President Trump.”
Gosar noted that he had won the approval of his mother, who told The New York Times she was “shocked” and “crushed” to learn that her children had participated in a series of campaign videos attacking their brother.
“I guess I really am Mom’s favorite!” Gosar tweeted Saturday.
Bernadette Gosar, 85, told The Times that she had been unaware of her children’s appearance in the ads until reporters described them to her. She said she supported her son’s beliefs.
“I share the same philosophy and policies that Paul does,” she said. “He’s done a hell of a job for Arizona, and they love him.”
Paul Gosar’s siblings, however, disagreed. In the first ad that surfaced online Friday night, Tim, David, Grace, Joan, Gaston, and Jennifer Gosar each criticized their brother’s views on issues like health care and immigration, and endorsed David Brill, their brother’s Democratic opponent.
“He’s not listening to you, and he doesn’t have your interests at heart,” Tim Gosar said.
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On Saturday, Paul Gosar struck back at his siblings, and said he hoped they “find peace in their hearts and let go all the hate.
“These disgruntled Hillary supporters are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family. Stalin would be proud,” he tweeted.
He added: “To the six angry Democrat Gosars — see you at Mom and Dad’s house!”
Bryan Logan contributed reporting.