Saturday, August 13, 2022


In The New York Times, Luke Broadwater and Michael Bender tell us that Republicans are rethinking their angry response to the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago:
Republicans struggled to come together on how to respond to the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago as it emerged on Friday that federal law enforcement officers had recovered top secret files from former President Donald J. Trump’s home.

They were divided over whether to attack the nation’s top law enforcement agencies and how aggressive to be in those attacks.
There's some truth to this -- for example, members of the House Freedom Caucus canceled a Friday news conference at which they planned to continue attacking the FBI. But Broadwater and Bender also report this:
Another House Republican, Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona, went so far in the immediate aftermath of the search as to write on Twitter, “We must destroy the F.B.I.” (Mr. Gosar avoided the F.B.I. search on Friday, devoting his Twitter account to other subjects.)
(Emphasis added.)

Actually, Gosar has two Twitter accounts, @DrPaulGosar and @RepGosar. And while it appears that Gosar did avoid the subject of the FBI search for most of Friday on these accounts, this popped up last night:

And just a short while ago there was this:

I don't want to tell the folks at the Times how to do their jobs, but maybe an update on Gosar is in order.

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