The ad endorsing Arizona-based Democrat politician David Brill begins unremarkably, and yet in two days, it’s garnered over 1.2 million views.
Grace, a rural physician, begins to denounce Brill’s opponent, the Republican Congressman for Arizona’s Fourth District, Paul Gosar.
“Paul Gosar the congressman isn’t doing anything to support rural America,” she says. Her sentiment is echoed by five other Brill supporters who denounce Gosar’s handling of healthcare, job security, water management and environment policy.
These regular Americans – Grace, David, Tim, Joan, Gaston, and Jennifer – it turns out, all have one thing in common.
Forty seconds into the video, Tim looks at the camera and says, “My name is Tim Gosar”.
“Paul Gosar is my brother,” Grace says.
“And I wholeheartedly endorse Dr Brill,” Tim finishes.
Watch the viral ad against Paul Gosar right here:
Adding context to what appears to be an intense inter-family rivalry, Congressman Gosar’s siblings have spoken to the Phoenix New Times.
“None of us are doing this for publicity. None of us even want to do it,” says Wyoming attorney, David.
“We gotta stand up for our good name.
“This is not who we are.”
The six siblings passionately disagree with the extreme-ring wing politics of their brother, Paul.
Congressman Gosar is known for being an avid climate-change denier, even boycotting a speech to Congress by Pope Francis in 2015 because of the Pope’s support of climate change. Gosar publicly backs President Donald Trump’s strict anti-immigration laws, and believes in the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US.