Gosar's siblings press for his removal from Congress: 'Traitor to this country'

Siblings of Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarGOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Domestic extremists return to the Capitol Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally MORE (R-Ariz.) are saying he should be removed from Congress for backing former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE's false claims of a stolen election and widespread voter fraud. 

"I consider him a traitor to this country. I consider him a traitor to his family," Dave Gosar, a Wyoming attorney and one of Gosar's nine brothers and sisters, told NBC News. "He doesn't see it. He's disgraced and dishonored himself."

Since Trump lost the election, Paul Gosar has been one of the former president's most vocal supporters in the House and has been met with widespread condemnation for a tweet on Jan. 6, the day Trump supporters carried out rioting at the U.S. Capitol. 


"Biden should concede. I want his concession on my desk tomorrow morning. Don’t make me come over there," Gosar tweeted that day along with a picture of the massive crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.

During a protest of the 2020 election results at the Arizona Capitol in December, Gosar told a group of Trump supporters, "Once we conquer the Hill, Donald Trump is returned to being the president." 

"I was concerned before," Jennifer Gosar, another sibling, told NBC about the riot and her brother's rhetoric. "I was horrified during, and I'm shocked that he's not censured now, that there hasn't been a process for expulsion. I mean, I think all the elements are clear. And maybe there's something I'm missing, but they're not acting on it to really allay any fears of the public."

Paul Gosar's nine brothers and sisters first gained national attention when they came out in support of the Democratic challenger for his House seat representing Arizona's 4th Congressional District. 

Several of them have also reportedly called for him to be expelled from Congress. 


“And on behalf of the actual sane members of our family — which is everyone but Paul — we apologize on behalf of our family to him for [Gosar’s] despicable comments and disgraceful conduct through this whole incident,” David Gosar said during an interview on CNN earlier this month.

Paul Gosar's statements about the election have sparked condemnation from some of his fellow Republicans in the House. Earlier this month, after he suggested Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed during the breach at the Capitol that day by police, was "executed," Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden, Democrats dig into legislative specifics Trump sues Jan. 6 panel to block records MORE blasted him. 

"On January 6, as the violent mob advanced on the House chamber, I was standing near @RepGosar and helped him open his gas mask," Cheney said in a tweet. "The Capitol Police led us to safety. It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day and smear the men and women who defended us."