Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has stated from the very beginning that she had nothing to do with the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot but that didn’t stop David Hogg from attacking her on Twitter. Hogg is known as one of the Parkland school shooting survivors and has capitalized on that title ever since the tragic events that occurred there. Boebert finally got fed up with Hogg smearing her and smacked him down by tweeting “give your keyboard a rest.”
The Twitter feud ensued after discussions went back and forth over putting up permanent fencing around the Capitol Building due to the riot. Hogg chimed in with what he thought was a clever slam against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Boebert by parroting Democratic talking points: “They can put up all the fencing around the capitol the real threats of @mtgreenee and @laurenboebert will still be inside until @GOPLeader takes a stand.”
Boebert wasn’t about to just let that one slide and sit still while being framed as a security threat. She replied to the leftist darling Hogg: “Give your keyboard a rest, child.” Naturally, the media is pushing the meme that both Greene and Boebert supported election fraud conspiracies and are painting them as bad people for it. But Boebert is undeterred as she faces backlash on social media for her tweets.
“David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face,” Boebert snarked back at Hogg. She is allegedly referencing a video with Greene in which she confronted Hogg over gun control on the streets of D.C. in 2019.
Hogg has previously stated that he “absolutely” felt threatened when Greene cornered him on gun control. He also said that she “would rather choose to protect guns than children.”
Boebert has been under constant attack by Democrats who fear her ever since she took office. Especially over her tweets, one of which stated that “This is 1776” and another for stating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was escorted out of the chambers when the riot occurred.
David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face.
Give your keyboard a rest, child. https://t.co/DDnpmkyfIS
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 28, 2021
The freshman representative has had other problems since the riot. Her communications director walked the day after the Capitol riot took place. The media pounced on the development.
“Following the events of January 6th, I’ve decided to part ways with the office,” Ben Goldey told Axios when he quit. “I wish her and the people of Colorado’s Third District the best.”
Condemnation on social media was swift against Boebert claiming that the 20-year-old Hogg was somehow a child.
“He’s a child. Do you think this a good look?” slammed Molly Jong-Fast, the editor at large for the Daily Beast. “He lived through a gun massacre at his high school and so you’re bullying him.”
“Is there a contest along the GOP freshmen to see which one of you can be the s***tiest human being?” snarled American historian Kevin M. Kruse.
“You’re a United States Congresswoman attacking a “child”? Nice look. Don’t you have a real job to do, that we the taxpayers are paying for? The people of Colorado’s 3rd deserve so much better than an overpaid Twitter troll,” taunted Laura Packard, a healthcare advocate.
Note that her words sound a lot like Jong-Fast’s.
Both Greene and Boebert appear to be fearless in the face of ongoing attacks by Democrats. It is interesting that Hogg would surface as if on cue as those attacks are ramped up against the newly-elected representatives.
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