Apparently, Paul Gosar took exception to the expression 'bomb-throwing conservative,' and thought it meant Kelli Ward was being described as a terrorist. In a way, taken literally, that's exactly what both she and Paul Gosar are: right-wing terrorists. They might not use bombs or bullets, but both are out there to inflict as much damage as they possibly can on the American public.
So, you can understand why Gosar got so upset.
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar called for a local reporter to get sued after appearing to take a figure of speech in her article literally.
The Arizona Republic published on Saturday detailing Kelli Ward’s surprise victory over the weekend to become the Arizona GOP’s next chairwoman. Ward, who has mounted primary challenges from the right in past elections, is expected to take the state party in a more conservative direction ahead of the 2020 elections.
In the opening paragraph of the article, author Yvette Sanchez described Ward as a “bomb-throwing conservative.”
The phrase “bomb-throwing” is a widely used phrase in political media to describe harsh rhetoric or strongly-worded exchanges between individuals. Nowhere in the article did Sanchez appear to suggest Ward had thrown actual bombs.
However, Gosar, a representative of Arizona’s 4th congressional district and a longtime Ward ally, accused Sanchez of defamation.