Six Siblings of an Arizona Republican Endorse His Opponent in a Brutal Political Ad

Arizona Democrat David Brill, who's challenging current state representative Paul Gosar, unveiled a series of ads last week that feature none other than six of Gosar's siblings endorsing Brill, and denouncing their brother. 

One video released Friday features David, Gaston, Grace, Jennifer, Joan and Tim condemning the Republican representative's positions on immigration, the environment, healthcare, and more. At the beginning of the clip, some of the siblings admit that they don't necessarily want to speak out against their brother, but they have to. "I couldn't be quiet any longer, nor should any of us be," Grace Gosar says.

According to CNN, Rep. Gosar "has a long history of controversial remarks and actions," including his promotion of the conspiracy theory that last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was a leftist plot financed by George Soros.

The Phoenix New Times reported that another ad features Grace Gosar saying that it's difficult to see her brother "as anything but a racist."

"We gotta stand up for our good name," David Gosar says in Friday's video. "This is not who we are."

He told the New Times that he and his siblings are not trying to seek attention. "None of us are doing this for publicity. None of us even want to do it," David Gosar said.

The ads aren't the first time the Gosar siblings have condemned their brother. After Rep. Gosar's comments about Charlottesville, they published an open letter in the Kingman Daily Miner lambasting him for his "deceit" and "antisemitic dog whistle." Around the same time, David Gosar also told the New Times that his brother is "an embarassment" to the family. 

Rep. Gosar's campaign has yet to respond to the ad.