Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings in new ad: Don’t vote for our brother

Republican Paul Gosar has been effectively disowned by his siblings

In what's sure to be one of the most shocking political ads of the year, 3 of Paul's brothers and 3 of his sisters slam him and voice their support for Democratic nominee, Dr. David Brill.

Paul Gosar is the oldest of ten siblings.

The idea of a sibling appearing in a political ad for a family member isn't unusual until you realize that six of Gosar's siblings are imploring the electorate to not vote for their brother. "None of us even want to do it", David said. At that time, David Gosar called his brother an "embarrassment" and called on him to apologize.

The rift in the Gosar clan is not the only sibling feud to wend its way into campaigning this year for Congress, as Democrats seek to retake majority control of the House and Senate from Republicans. "None of this is pleasant for any of us", says David Gosar.

In another ad, Joan Gosar says she is saddened but feels obliged to speak out.

"He's not listening to you, and he doesn't have your interests at heart", pipes in a private investigator named "Tim". "This is not who we are", David Gosar says.

Brill acknowledged that speaking against their brother was not easy for the Gosar siblings. Gosar issued a statement in January urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to check IDs at the State of the Union address and arrest and deport all Dreamers if they attended.

In an interview with the Phoenix New Times, David Gosar had harsh words for his brother after the congressman suggested in the aforementioned Vice interview that George Soros bankrolled the neo-Nazis that marched on Charlottesville in 2017.

This summer, he spoke at a rally in London, England for one of Britain's most notorious anti-Muslim campaigners, Tommy Robinson, drawing rebukes from Muslim-American groups. "And intervention time means that you go to vote, and you go to vote Paul out".

Gosar, a four-term congressman, is a staunch conservative and supporter of President Donald Trump.

Pete Gosar, who was the seventh signee of the letter, ran for governor of Wyoming as a Democrat in 2014. Brill's team reached out to the Gosar siblings after seeing some of their criticism on social media, according to the Phoenix New Times.

In another spot, the Gosar clan discusses how hard (but necessary) it is for them to join forces against their brother.

"You can't pick your family", another tweet stated. The Republican is considered likely to keep the seat he has held since 2011.



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