Congressman Paul Gosar's siblings support opposing candidate in stunning political ad

Six of Rep. Paul Gosar's 10 siblings appeared in attack ads supporting his opponent

Tom Williams via Getty Images Six of Rep. Paul Gosar's 10 siblings appeared in attack ads supporting his opponent

"These disgruntled Hillary [sic] suppporters are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family", he wrote Saturday afternoon.

Congressman Paul Gosar has now responded to his six siblings who have come out publicly to endorse his opponent.

Paul Gosar shrugged off his siblings' criticism in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, noting that none of them live in Arizona.

Lawyer David adds: "He's not listening to you, he doesn't have your interests at heart". "To the six angry Democrat Gosars-see you at Mom and Dad's house!" he continued.

The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to usher Paul Gosar out of office because he has broken with the family's values.

"Paul Gosar the congressman isn't doing anything to help rural America", says physician Grace Gosar.

Reached at her home in Wyoming, Bernadette Gosar, the siblings' 85-year-old mother, said she was unaware of the videos until she was contacted by The New York Times.

"I share the same philosophy and policies that Paul does", she told the New York Times. What's also fairly normal in politics is for family members to join pro-candidate ads to give them a sense of warmth and love. He is one of 10 children and three of his other siblings seemed to have not participated.

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"To speak up against my brother, it brings sadness to me", says Joan Gosar.

"Paul's absolutely not working for his district", said attorney David Gosar in one of the videos posted on Brill's campaign website. Gosar has also spread a conspiracy theory that the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed by a self-identified white supremacist, was actually plotted by left-wing organizers to damage Trump.

"I think my brother has traded a lot of the values we had at our kitchen table", says his sister Joan.

A campaign staffer for Brill spied his tweets, which led to a conversation between David Gosar and the campaign, and then a trip to Wyoming to film the ads with the Gosar siblings earlier this month.

"We gotta stand up for our good name", said brother David Gosar in the advertisement.

What if, like Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, your siblings positively despised you?

But the sharply personal ad is certain to generate attention for Brill's campaign.

Paul, an outspoken Donald Trump fan, won his district with 71 percent of the vote in 2016. The siblings said they were upset by Gosar's views on a range of issues but especially on healthcare and medicare.

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