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[COMMENTARY] Gosar Quotes U2 Song About MLK To Describe Insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt

[Writer’s disclosure: I am blocked by Paul Gosar on his personal Twitter account]

Paul Gosar (Q-AZ) is possibly the most unreachable member of the GOP. Fully immersed in the QAnon conspiracy cult, a loud proponent of The Big Lie, and a major January 6th denier, Gosar was famously disowned by his entire family, who made a campaign video begging people not to vote for him.

Now that he’s voted against a bipartisan January 6th Commission (which will most likely end up resulting in a fully Democratic January 6th Commission), Gosar decided to enjoy being even more terrible by deciding to give a boost to the movement attempting to martyr insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt. Gosar deliberately tweeted an image of the white woman who made the conscious choice to storm the Capitol and ignore warnings from an armed Capitol Police officer as she attempted to breach the doors of the Speaker’s Lobby. Along with the image, Gosar chose to use a line from a song about Martin Luther King to ‘honor’ a dead white woman.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 17: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) speaks during a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus about immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border outside the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Accusing the Biden Administration of partnering with with drug cartels, members of the conservative caucus listed numerous crimes along the border, including cattle rustling. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

No, really, he totally did that.

Twitter immediately started giving Gosar a whole bunch of history, music, and musical history lessons. “Bono” began trending because Gosar dared to quote the MLK anthem “Pride (In the Name Of Love)” by U2, and now let’s unpack all of the layers in that one tweet.

  1. Never try to take away a Black man’s agency and legacy then hand it to a white woman in an attempt to martyr her (even though we know Gosar loves doing a racism, this is an extra special new low for him)
  2. Never take a quote about or by Martin Luther King and apply it to another human being who isn’t Martin Luther King.
  3. Screw you for trying to ruin U2, failed dentist

(sidebar: “The Unforgettable Fire” offers a better quote to apply to Gosar, from the song “Wire”: Such a cold man/Such a cold heart/Watch you tear yourself apart).

Herewith, some of the best of the Twitter draggings, which Paul Gosar won’t care about because he’s probably too busy spending the Memorial Day Weekend recreating Auschwitz in his backyard or something.

 



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