Update (4/18/23): Gosar’s camp responded to this story, which was first reported by Media Matters, by blaming a “third-party aggregating service for our headlines,” and then claiming that the Veterans Today “article was updated on April 17, after the newsletter was released. Our staff is currently investigating to see if the title was changed after the congressman's newsletter was released.”
The cleanup attempt by Team Gosar is inaccurate: The title was not updated on April 17 “after the newsletter was released.” An Internet Archive snapshot of the page shows that the Veterans Today article carried the “Jewish warmongers” headline since February 26, the day it was posted.
The Arizona Mirror’s Jerod MacDonald-Evoy asked Gosar’s spokesperson about the update claim but did not receive a response.
Gosar has also linked to antisemitic sources in the past.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) used his House.gov newsletter to direct people to a story posted on a Holocaust-denier website that praised him for attacking “Jewish warmongers” for their support of Ukraine. Gosar was promoting Veterans Today, an antisemitic website that has called the Holocaust a “lie” and a “hoax” and praised Hitler as a “great man” and “a man of valor.”
Gosar’s promotion of Veterans Today is another chapter in his extensive book of antisemitic associations. He has embraced Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes; praised Holocaust denier Vincent James Foxx and promoted his work (including in his newsletter); and defended and praised social media platform Gab and its CEO, Andrew Torba.
Gosar releases a weekly newsletter which includes a section about “Gosar in the News and Other Must-Read Stories.” His April 16 newsletter included a link to a February 26 Veterans Today post by senior editor Jonas E. Alexis that has the headline “Congressman: Jewish warmongers Nuland & Blinken ‘Are Dangerous Fools Who Can Get Us All Killed.’” (Gosar’s newsletter omitted the word “Jewish" before warmongers from its link description.) The Veterans Today article is actually a repost of an article by the Kremlin-funded Sputnik that did not carry the “Jewish warmongers” descriptor.
Gosar is sending readers to an antisemitic site that frequently publishes content denying the Holocaust. For instance, Veterans Today posted an article titled “Who Really Wanted the Holocaust? (Not the Nazis!)” which claimed to “document why it was that the Nazis did not want the Holocaust and why, instead, Jewish Zionists did” and another piece -- since deleted -- which claimed that “the Holocaust was in fact a (Big Zionist) Jew on (Little non-Zionist) Jew False Flag operation.” It also reposted a piece by neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin with the headline “Malignant Jew Goofball Dennis Prager Says You’re Going to Hell If You Don’t Believe His Ridiculous Gas Chamber Hoax.”
Veterans Today has published pro-Hitler propaganda. One piece (“A Defense of Hitler as a Heroic War Veteran?”) called Hitler “a man of valor” and “a great man.” Another stated that while Hitler “intended to save humankind, instead, he has been vilified with the epithet of being the most hated man—and most evil ruler—in human history.“
Jonas E. Alexis, whose byline is on the post that Gosar promoted, has a history of antisemitism. His prior articles include:
- “The six-million figure: another holocaust lie and the lying liars who enable it”;
- “Why Not Question ‘the Holocaust’ in Schools?”;
- “The Holocaust Hoax is the Indispensable Centerpiece for the Khazarian Mafia”;
- “The ‘six-million killed’ lie—the hoax of the twentieth century”;
- “The Holocaust Is a Racket” (since deleted); and
- “Logic and Reason Can and Will Destroy the Holocaust Establishment.”
In 2017, Politico reported that Veterans Today is connected to Kremlin propaganda and that “the site has consistently published articles that push the Kremlin party line.”
House Republicans reinstated Gosar to committee assignments after he was removed in the prior Congress for posting an anime video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).