U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged investigations into an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated,” Pelosi said in a statement on Twitter.
She added that House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy “should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate.”
McCarthy’s office did not respond to Reuters queries seeking comment on the 90-second video.
Twitter added a warning label to the 90-second video, saying it violated its “hateful conduct” policy. It also restricted engagement with the tweet, blocking the ability to like, reply or retweet the video, which also contained live footage of migrant crossings and Border Patrol officers at the U.S.-Mexico border.