Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona made headlines last week by delivering the keynote address at a conference of White nationalists.
Though Gosar faced intense criticism for the incident online, he went unpunished by Republican leaders in Congress.
On March 7, he followed up his appearance at the White nationalist meeting by tweeting out a crude misogynist meme of their motto as well as adding it as a hashtag.
#AmericaFirst https://t.co/cZRqzEcFSB— Paul Gosar (@Paul Gosar)1615152378.0
"America First Is Inevitable" is the motto of the group "America First," a White nationalist organization run by "racist and anti-Semitic podcaster Nick Fuentes."
@DrPaulGosar https://t.co/nV8puTVVyk— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1615245143.0
This a tweet from a sitting Member of Congress. 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/jIvGOYuliF— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1615258240.0
Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a White Nationalist group’s motto after attending their conference. It’s uncertain if Repub… https://t.co/yfqn6BlCuN— ✨𝑆𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑒✨𝑇𝑁 ✨ (@✨𝑆𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑒✨𝑇𝑁 ✨)1615268819.0
Even if one were to ignore the explicit support of a White nationalist group, which is always unacceptable, using a lewd meme seems beneath the dignity of a sitting member of Congress.
I think it’s great how this guy’s family very publicly endorsed his Democratic opponent https://t.co/YrdZsyWDk7— Chase Hendrickson ☘️ (@Chase Hendrickson ☘️)1615275932.0
So @GOPLeader has a member of his caucus who just publicly attended and addressed a white supremacist conference an… https://t.co/WxQSpq6YNv— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1615256224.0
Resign. You need help!! People like you bring America down!! https://t.co/uWwFNN9H4v— Pati (@Pati)1615257015.0
Many called for Gosar's resignation considering his unabashed support for bigotted organizations.
Steve King was booted from his committee assignments for less. https://t.co/tJtZRMU7Cj— Shower Cap (@Shower Cap)1615308872.0
Come get your white supremacist, Arizona. https://t.co/molbTt0fgs— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1615302796.0
The GOP didn't denounce Rep. Paul Gosar when he was the keynote speaker at a straight-up white nationalist conferen… https://t.co/Cad54Mab2M— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@Debra Messing✍🏻)1615274982.0
On Twitter, Gosar's meme was met with shock and disgust.
@AmFirstFilms @DrPaulGosar Why in the world would you support his white nationalist tweets?— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮)1615261761.0
The fact that Paul Gosar is a Republican in good standing and a white supremacist at the same time says plenty abou… https://t.co/ljTFm5jLtu— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob)1615247658.0
Rep. Gosar posted the motto of a white nationalist group after delivering the keynote address at the group’s confer… https://t.co/b1WgCP7dbp— John FitzGerald (@John FitzGerald)1615253389.0
It seems openly being a White nationalist and White supremacist is not disqualifying from the modern Republican party.
@DrPaulGosar For those who dont know, that hashtag he has on the top is from a white nationalist conference this wh… https://t.co/vgvZ4jjKXK— Mikz Nebz (@Mikz Nebz)1615275912.0
White nationalist meme. Will @GOPLeader do anything about this racist in his caucus? https://t.co/1ilte622WG— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman)1615245673.0
Gosar has yet to face any consequences for his support of the America First group, which is in some ways unsurprising considering its proximity in messaging to former President Donald Trump.
The Congressman continues to ignore calls for his resignation. Gosar has been in Congress since 2011.
He currently sits on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.