Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads

Elias Hubbard
September 22, 2018

In Wisconsin, Democrat Randy Bryce's brother is featured in an ad backing Republican Bryan Steil in the 1st District race for retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat.

He's to the left of his constituents on some key issues but his support thus far is wide-reaching and even coming from some unlikely folks.

"Paul Gosar the congressman isn't doing anything to support rural America", says Grace, touted as simply a rural physician, as the ad opens. Gosar has represented Arizona's conservative 4th district since 2011.

Six siblings of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar delivered a stark message in a new television advertisement: Vote for their brother's opponent. He promoted the conspiracy theory that the white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, past year was a plot by the left financed by Democratic megadonor George Soros, who Gosar said "turned in his own people to the Nazis". "He just doesn't appear to be well".

The six siblings who chose to appear in the ad are ripping him saying their brother has destroyed the family name.

All of these people are Paul Gosar's siblings. While seven have denounced him in public, two are keeping their silence so far - which might make Christmas fractionally less awkward. But the ones who are talking aren't mincing words. Gosar has also spread a conspiracy theory that the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed by a self-identified white supremacist, was actually plotted by left-wing organizers to damage Trump. Another said he traded in everything he learned around the family kitchen table.

Representative Gosar has not yet responded to the ad campaign.

The ad featuring Rep. Gosar's siblings endorsing Brill was paid for by Brill for Congress and approved by Brill.

"We gotta stand up for our good name", David Gosar added.

"If he actually cared about people in rural Arizona, I bet he'd be fighting for social security, for better access to health care", says Jennifer Gosar, a medical interpreter.

"To speak up against my brother", said engineer Joan, "brings sadness to me". "He's not listening to you, and he doesn't have your interests at heart", pipes in a private investigator named "Tim".

"It's intervention time", he said, "when you go to vote, you go to vote...to vote Paul out". President Donald Trump won there by 39 points in 2016, and Mitt Romney carried the district by 36 points in 2012.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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