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Rep. Paul Gosar’s vile tweet about Texas school shooting has folks demanding he resign

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar succeeded in finding the worst possible response to Tuesday’s horrific elementary school shooting, and now folks are calling on him to resign.

Gosar took to Twitter to spread a completely baseless rumor that the gunman who killed at least 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, was a trans, “leftist illegal alien.”

“It’s a transsexual leftist illegal alien named Salvatore Ramos,” the MAGA politician wrote.

At the time of his tweet, the shooter had already been confirmed to be 18-year-old Salvadore Rolando Ramos, a cisgender male.

While the vile tweet was later deleted, the lie continues to spread across Twitter and Reddit, with some users dangerously sharing images of innocent trans people and claiming they are Ramos.

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Redditor Apprehensive_Ad_995 is one of the falsely accused trans people; she took to the online forum to assure everyone, “It’s not me, I don’t even live in Texas.”

Other users across Twitter have been fighting the misinformation:

Needless to say, people are more than a bit pissed about Gosar’s comments, with many calling on him to resign:

Gosar has not apologized or even publicly acknowledged the wildly offensive tweet.

He did, however, take a moment to congratulate his pal Marjorie Taylor Greene on winning her primary election.