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Kathy Griffin demands to know why Paul Gosar isn’t being investigated for AOC assassination threat

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After Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) posted a video where he kills Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), comedian Kathy Griffin is asking why he isn’t getting investigated by the FBI the way she was several years ago when she posted a video online with the head of Donald Trump.

Gosar is a far-right member of Congress with ties to white nationalist organizations. Earlier this week, he posted a cartoon video with his face superimposed on a hero’s body, killing another character with the face of Ocasio-Cortez on it.

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The video also showed Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) and Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) faces on other members of his team, while showing footage of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as he murdered the Latina Congresswoman.

Gosar tweeted from his official government account with the caption, “Any anime fans out there?” He then retweeted it from his personal account with “The creativity of my team is off the hook.”

“Kathy Griffin got a visit from the secret service over a tasteless joke,” one Twitter user wrote, referring to when Kathy Griffin posted a video online with a fake bloody head of Donald Trump. Her video was a reference to misogynist comments Trump made about Megyn Kelly’s menstruation.

“Gosar made a video showing him murder AOC and the president. Are there ever repercussions for R’s [Republicans]?”

Griffin retweeted the message and explained that she was “Fully investigated by 2 federal agencies: the Secret Service & the US Attorneys Office. Put on the No-Fly list & the Interpol list. Lost all work. Tour canceled due to threats of violence. 1A [First Amendment] legitimately violated by TFG [the federal government] & AG [Attorney General].”

“Oh, I forgot to mention, interrogated under oath at the conclusion of the weeks long investigation in which the Feds informed me and my attorneys they were considering charging me with a crime of ‘conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States,'” she said.

“But Gosar…”

Twitter didn’t take down Gosar’s video, instead putting a warning on it.

Out White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “This should not be happening, and we should be condemning it.”

“Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a statement.

But top Republicans aren’t talking about it. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy isn’t responding to requests for comment on the video.

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