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  • U.S. Representative

Paul GosarLast Updated: December 19, 2022


Gold Canyon, Arizona

Insurrection Related Information

  • Voted Against Certification
  • Spread Disinformation Online

Current Office Held

  • U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 09

Executive Summary

This Representative spread disinformation through social media and voted against certifying election results on January 6, 2021.

  • Ahead of Jan. 6, Gosar frequently pushed lies about the election. The lies continued in the aftermath of the insurrection as Gosar defended his actions and the majority of people in attendance on Jan. 6: “Most of the people here were peaceful demonstrators waving their flags, wanting to be heard. They’re sick and tired of it.”
  • Ali Alexander — a key figure involved in planning the events behind the insurrection — claimed that Gosar, along with Reps. Mo Brooks and Andy Biggs, helped him plan the Stop the Steal rally.
  • Gosar spoke at a Stop the Steal rally in Arizona in December 2020, saying that he has sources in the CIA that know the ballots were contaminated and repeating “live free or die” after an audience member yelled it, agreeing “absolutely.”
  • On Jan. 6, Gosar objected to the election certification and gave a speech on the House floor riddled with election lies.
  • In May 2021, Gosar appeared on a conspiracy theory show to claim that Democrats “aided and abetted” the January 6 insurrection.

“Representatives Gosar, Biggs and Cawthorn deliberately misled Trump supporters and actively encouraged them to believe they could stop the certification of the election results. Their words helped light the match, resulting in death and destruction at the US Capitol.” Campaign for Accountability

Current Office Held

U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 09


January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2025

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Stop the Steal

    10 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election

    Published on December 12, 2022 Read at Talking Points Memo
  • Where Republican election deniers are on the ballot near you

    Published on October 6, 2022 Read at Washington Post
  • Virginia Thomas urged White House chief to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 election, texts show

    Published on March 24, 2022 Read at Washington Post
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff

    Published on October 24, 2021 Read at Rolling Stone
  • ‘Down the rabbit hole’: Arizona GOP goes full fringe

    Published on October 20, 2021 Read at Politico
  • The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results

    Published on January 8, 2021 Read at New York Times
  • New Article Lawsuits allege 3 Arizona GOP politicians tied to Jan. 6 insurrection

    Read at AZ Family

Verified Social Media Handles

Affiliated People (1)

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    • Subpoenaed

    Ali Alexander

    • Organizer

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