WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 01: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) listens during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol July 1, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
UPDATED 11:48 AM PT – Thursday, November 18, 2021
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) came to the defense of her fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.), who was censured by Democrats for an internet meme. On Wednesday, Boebert said Democrat attacks on Gosar are a waste of lawmakers’ time.
“Democrat policies are so pathetic and have done so poorly that the left has nothing else to do but troll the internet looking for ways to get offended and then try to target members and strip them of their committees,” said Boebert.
The video shared by Gosar features an anime-style depiction of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for a few seconds, which was enough for Democrats to accuse him of violence. Boebert claimed several Democrats have endorsed actual violence in the past and got away with it.
Boebert pointed out how squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) paid her husband over $1 million in campaign funds, yet she is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee “while praising terrorists.”
Democrats revoked Gosar’s committee assignments over the meme, while their own party members have remained on their committees despite actual concerns of national security and corruption.