Conservative Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has posted an animated video showing himself decapitating a character with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s head superimposed to it, prompting criticism from Democrats in the Senate and the House.

The video, over 70 to 92 seconds long, was posted on Gosar’s personal and Congressional Twitter account for all to see. It appeared to be a heavily-edited version of the opening credits of the popular Japanese anime "Attack on Titan," according to NPR.

In the video, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s head is superimposed over one of the enemies depicted in the opening credits. One of the more heroic figures was made to look like Gosar, and Gosar uses a sword to decapitate Ocasio-Cortez’s head in the edited clip, the New York Daily News reported.

“So while I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me. And he’ll face no consequences [because House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy] cheers him on with excuses,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet.

Democrats in Congress have condemned the video, with many of them pointing out that the video, reportedly made by the staff of Gosar, threatens violence to specific members of Congress, according to CNN.

“Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated. [Rep. McCarthy] should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

The video has not been taken down from Twitter as of press time, though it has been hidden from view, with the company saying that it “has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

Gosar is a known supporter of former President Donald Trump and was among the people who voted not to certify the 2020 Presidential elections for Joe Biden. He has been associated with people and organizations that have implicit white nationalist connections.

While Gosar has yet to comment on the controversy, his spokesperson Jessica Lycos has downplayed the seriousness of the video: “We made an anime video. Everyone needs to relax.”

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a known supporter of former President Donald Trump, has received criticism for posting an animated video depicting himself decapitating a villain with AOC's face. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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