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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to a violent anime video shared by Rep. Paul Gosar.
She slammed the Arizona lawmaker for sharing what she called the "fantasy video of him killing me."
In a Twitter thread, Ocasio-Cortez reflected on times she had felt threatened while at her job.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Monday issued a scathing response to a violent tweet shared by one of her Republican colleagues.
On Sunday, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona tweeted an edited anime scene depicting a character with his face edited on it using two swords to slash the back of the neck of a large character featuring Ocasio-Cortez's face. He included the caption "Any anime fans out there?"
The tweet had surpassed 3 million views as of Monday night.
"A creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "And he'll face no consequences bc @GOPLeader cheers him on with excuses." (The @GOPLeader Twitter account belongs to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.)
-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 9, 2021
Gosar quote-tweeted the edit of a scene from the anime "Attack on Titan" on his official congressional Twitter account. The minute-and-a-half clip, titled "Attack of Immigrants," remained on Gosar's Twitter account as of Monday night.
The website did not respond to a request for comment from Insider regarding the site's rules and policies that prohibit users from threatening "violence against an individual or group of people" as well as the "glorification of violence."
In a Twitter thread responding to Gosar's post, Ocasio-Cortez reflected on times she felt threatened while performing her duties as a US representative, including when the Republican Rep. Ted Yoho was seen accosting her on the steps of the Capitol.
"Remember when Greene ran after me a few months ago screaming and reaching," Ocasio-Cortez added, referring to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. "Remember when she stalked my office the 1st time w/ insurrectionists & ppl locked inside.
"All at my job & nothing ever happens."
Gosar has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump and previously described the January 6 Capitol rioters as "peaceful patriots."
"White supremacy is for extremely fragile people & sad men like him, whose self-concept relies on the myth that he was born superior because deep down he knows he couldn't open a pickle jar or read a whole book by himself," she tweeted.
The congresswoman also called Gosar "just a collection of wet toothpicks."
A representative for Gosar did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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