Rep. Paul Gosar
(R-Ariz.), who has promoted conspiracy
theories about the Jan. 6 insurgency and defended those who attacked the U.S. Capitol
as “peaceful patriots,” has been publicly chastised by his own sister.
“It’s despicable,” Jennifer Gosar said on CNN
over the weekend, “and it’s really cynical, because Paul uses this to raise money
She also stated that if reports of her
brother's involvement with the insurgency organizers are true, he should be held "criminally accountable."
“But he uses it... to raise money, which I find even more despicable and disgusting,” she added.
When CNN's Pamela Brown
asked Jennifer Gosar what she would tell her brother, she gave a blunt response.
“I wouldn't talk to him,” she said.
“I don’t support the Oath Keepers
, the Proud Boys
, or any other hate group,” she added, referring to some of the extremist groups involved in the Jan. 6 attack.
Paul Gosar has also been associated with white nationalists on numerous occasions.
“Why would I ally with him simply because we share DNA?” she asked, refusing to speak with him.
She stated that she had previously attempted to contact him, but that "nothing had worked."
She simply wants him to be held accountable now.
Jennifer Gosar was one of six of the congressman's siblings who supported his opponent in 2018. Several of them also appeared in an ad earlier this year demanding that he be held accountable for the Jan. 6 insurgency.
Below is her most recent interview
about her brother.