GOP Rep. and QAnon fanatic Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has triggered an avalanche of harsh criticism after she delivered a wild speech on the House floor in defense of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) before he was censured by the House on Wednesday for posting an animated video on social media depicting himself killing Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.
During her fiery speech, Boebert attempted to deflect attention from Gosar’s threatening video by attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as a member of what she called “the Jihad Squad” and accusing Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) of sleeping with a Chinese spy.
“The Jihad Squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband, and not her brother husband, the other one, over a million dollars in campaign funds,” she said. “This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists.”
She added: “My colleague and three-month presidential candidate from California who’s on the Intelligence Committee, slept with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy. Let me say that again: A member of Congress who receives classified briefings was sleeping with the enemy,” she said in an attack on Swalwell.
Boebert’s tirade was met with a slush of negative comments on social media.
Watch Boebert’s remarks and some of the reactions below:
Boebert labels Ilhan Omar a member of "the Jihad squad" and smears her with unfounded conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/lhOIPJRlgG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 17, 2021
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 17, 2021
I keep questioning the intelligence of the Colorado vote’s when I see and hear this woman.
— Bill Lehman (@BillLehman1) November 18, 2021
Does this woman even know or care that she's saying racist things that can be heard all over the world?
— @GoodGirl (@GoodGir17753533) November 18, 2021
— Rog2dawgs (@rog2dawgs) November 17, 2021
Whenever Boebert shows up in my TL, I'm reminded to ask, "How did she know about the insurrection before it happened and why is she still in Congress?" pic.twitter.com/mcWBLYmfWq
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) November 18, 2021
Please watch this one minute from NBC’s Kyle Clark.
“We hold Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert to a different standard than we hold every other elected official in Colorado. We hold congresswoman Boebert to a far lower standard.” https://t.co/uI0lEAeWBm
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 18, 2021
Weird. If I had done anything wrong the FBI would have raided my house. They didn’t (and went as far to issue a statement saying I did nothing wrong). BUT yesterday they did raid the home of @laurenboebert’s campaign manager. They’re always projecting. https://t.co/FLCkPghbsr
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 17, 2021
Much like Ted Cruz should probably refrain from discussions involving air travel, Lauren Boebert should probably refrain from talking about husbands getting in trouble with the law.
— Nick Allen (@NickAllenforMD) November 18, 2021
Every time Lorena Bobbit’s name is mentioned or face is shown, her and her husband’s mugshots and arrest records must be shown as well.
— Jamie C Rodriguez (@jamiecr0driguez) November 18, 2021