By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is reopening his Facebook page to critics after facing a constituent lawsuit and national ridicule for an appearance on national TV last week in which he touted conspiracy theories.
That interview also exposed a deep-seated family rift, with Gosar’s brother repulsed by the congressman’s comments and warning that he would not let views aiding racists and anti-semites go unchallenged.
In the interview with Vice News that aired on HBO, Gosar veered from discussing intemperate language on Facebook to raising far-right conspiracy theories. He suggested the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist rally was the work of a supporter of former President Barack Obama and that liberal activist George Soros had turned Jews over to the Nazis as a boy.