Arizona GOP Psycho Spreads False And Baseless Claim That Texas Shooter Was “Transsexual Leftist Illegal Alien”

Posted May 24, 2022 by with 2 comments

Arizona MAGA GOP Rep. Paul Gosar, trying to add more horror to an already unspeakably horrific event. Via Insider:

Following Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Arizona GOP congressman Paul Gosar spread a false and transphobic claim that the suspected shooter was a “transsexual leftist illegal alien.”

Gosar tweeted the claim even though authorities had already identified the suspect as an 18-year-old male resident of Uvalde, where the shooting occurred.

As of Tuesday evening, the GOP representative has not commented on his tweet, which was deleted about two hours after being published.

This false claim has been proliferating on social media with photos of a transgender person unrelated to the attack. The images appear to have been taken off the Reddit account of a transgender artist.


The trans artist being falsely identified as the shooter is a real person with active social media accounts, and they’ve had to post multiple times stating that they, obviously, are not the shooter.

The actual shooter was an 18-year-old Texas man who worked at Wendy’s and was said to be “the quiet type” who didn’t socialize with co-workers.

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