GOP legislator confronted Lauren Boebert for tweeting Pelosi .’s location

GOP legislator confronted Lauren Boebert for tweeting Pelosi .’s location

GOP legislator confronted Lauren Boebert for tweeting Pelosi .’s location

A far-right congresswoman blamed by left-wing critics for allegedly coordinating with rioters during the Jan. 6 attack was confronted just days after the riots with some of her actions during the siege.

Representative Lauren Boebert has long been accused on social media and other platforms of accusations of letting rioters look at the Capitol firsthand before the attack, allegations stemming from a Democratic congressman’s accusation that he killed Mrs. Boebert a large group of people. toured the building weeks before the attack took place. The Colorado Republican has denied giving tours to would-be attackers.

Yet her image remains tarnished not only by her critics, but also by some of her colleagues in the House, over a tweet she sent to her followers warning her followers that Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been removed from the House floor; the tweet was apparently sent when the relevant moment happened and was seen by some as the congresswoman trying to warn rioters already in the building about the speaker’s whereabouts (though she didn’t tweet where Ms. Pelosi was being led). Ms. Boebert denies this, insisting she was only tweeting publicly available information at the time.

Now, two New York Times reporters obtained audio of a fellow Republican congresswoman berating Ms. Boebert over that tweet. It is not entirely clear in what context the audio recording was made, although it appears to be a recording of a Zoom conversation. The release of the audio comes as part of the release of their book, This is not over.

“Is it true you were tweeting live, from the floor, our location to people on the outside while we were being attacked, Lauren?” Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler overhears her colleague ask.

“Yes, those tweets went out and that was something that was live and public information broadcast live,” Ms Boebert said, referring to Ms Pelosi’s removal from the home floor that she claimed was broadcast on C-SPAN.

Ms. Beutler then snapped at her fellow Republican, “So don’t ask us about security when you tell the attackers where we are.”

While the cross-party criticism has been noteworthy, it’s no surprise that the Congresswoman in Washington, who two days after the audio was supposedly recorded, voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump over his role in the attack and attempts to overthrow the presidential election. 2020 undo. She now faces a busy, impartial primary in August.

Ms. Boebert has a long history of angering her fellow members of Congress, usually with incendiary and sometimes racist statements, as is the case with her frequent description of Rep Ilhan Omar, who is Somali-American and wears a headscarf as part of her Muslim faith, as a member of the “Jihad Squad”.