Christmas is usually a time when politicians send apolitical Christmas holiday wishes and seasons greetings.
That was not the case for Republican Congressman Rep. Paul Gosar, however, who took the opportunity on Christmas Eve to share an old video of Hillary Clinton almost getting taken out by lighting equipment during a 1992 60 Minutes interview.
Remember the reason for the season! #MerryChristmas
Remember the reason for the season! #MerryChristmas https://t.co/WpHWWHJGK5— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS) 1577203200.0
People were quick to call him out.
@RepGosar Sick & evil— Kevin Kilpatrick (@Kevin Kilpatrick) 1577370362.0
@RepGosar What an ass you are.— David Hoffman (@David Hoffman) 1577308129.0
And to remind the Congressman that in 2018, members of his family had made a point of publicly endorsing his opponent.
@RepGosar This is likely one of many reasons your family made an ad against you.— Neera Tanden (@Neera Tanden) 1577312471.0
@RepGosar Remember when your brothers and sisters cut a TV ad saying how awful you were? I guess that’s why you th… https://t.co/I0vpAIOQ6Y— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1577314922.0
@RepGosar This dude's own family, brothers and sisters put out campaign ads begging the people not to vote for him because he's a sociopath.— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole) 1577324145.0
Chelsea Clinton weighed in with a different take on the video: that it serves as a reminder of Bill Clinton's "quick reflexes."
At 11am on Christmas Eve, we were making cookies for Santa. Thank you Congressman @RepGosar for reminding me of my… https://t.co/dXfuBEdhYJ— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton) 1577368360.0
Others agreed that Gosar's post just made them remember what they loved about Bill Clinton.
@RepGosar Thanks for reminding us of a President whose first instinct when danger struck was to protectively shield… https://t.co/0FWwqRc9E1— @Arizona Indivisible🇺🇸🌵 (@@Arizona Indivisible🇺🇸🌵) 1577204678.0
@RepGosar Thank you for this video showing Bill protecting his wife from danger. You'd likely use yours as a human shield.— John Smith Chicago (@John Smith Chicago) 1577290911.0
@RepGosar This is such a sweet reminder of what true love is and how a husband protects and cherishes his wife. Tha… https://t.co/1mcbnBmLn9— Rise of the Alien Queen (@Rise of the Alien Queen) 1577376070.0
@RepGosar The takeaway here is how instinctively protective Bill Clinton is of his wife. It's heartening. In sharp… https://t.co/Uf482inoIg— Grace Millman 🆘 (@Grace Millman 🆘) 1577276077.0
Better luck next time, Congressman.