When Tulsi Gabbard said that Congress was much like high school, she was correct. You can see from the outside that many children are running around acting like adults.
Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) defended Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) as they all showed weakness in the Republican party. There’s something to be said of the Congressional body having to have even a single discussion about an animated depiction of Gosar beating up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). It’s petty to make, but even worse to call out another politician, and it shows the American people that the significant issues aren’t on representatives’ radar. The small ones are.
Gosar was put up for a censure vote to strip him of his committee seats, but shouldn’t it be more notable than Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is on the intelligence committee after sleeping with a Chinese spy? A cartoon depiction is hardly a real-life threat to anyone and is overboard to react in such a way. Then again, Gosar shouldn’t have acted like a child either.
Gosar was ultimately kicked off of his committee with a 223-207. The decision is an overreaction to a childish act. Gosar didn’t commit a crime, harm anyone, or anything close to that. Yet, here we are.
Ultimately, we need to elect better politicians who won’t act like Gosar and won’t get their feelings hurt like AOC. Is that too much to ask? Whatever you might think of the “incident,” we have President Joe Biden’s son breaking all kinds of ethics violations and was being investigated for tax violations. His laptop hasn’t been fully explored, and the House of Representatives decided to waste taxpayer money to vote on this nonsense.
If you’re curious who you should vote for in the 2022 midterm election or in 2024, whatever you do, please vote for an adult.