On Sunday, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz came to the defense of Colorado’s firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert and discussed how conservative women in Congress are treated worse than their male counterparts.
“Republican women in Congress get it way worse than the men because of the identity politics and they [Democrats] assume that if you’re a mom in regular America, you ought to be with them,” Gaetz declared on “Real America’s Voice.”
“So when they see someone who is a firebrand, who is a spark plug, who is a jolt of energy that we need in the Republican caucus, they come after her specifically,” he added, referring to Boebert, who was also a guest on the show.
Gaetz contended that Boebert’s strong views are why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi installed metal detectors outside the House chamber. Pelosi instructed security officials to install magnetometers at each entrance to the House chamber following the Capitol riot on January 6. She claimed that lawmakers feared their colleagues “being a danger” to one another, and added that “the enemy is within” the House.
(Video Credit: Real America’s Voice)
Gaetz addressed Boebert and said, “That was all you.” He also stated that the Democrats felt threatened by her. Many Democrats have spoken out against Boebert for being armed and flaunting it as well.
During a virtual Natural Resources Committee organizing meeting in February, Boebert sat in front of a number of high-capacity weapons. That triggered Democrats.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) slammed Boebert’s display, stating: “If somebody wants to have a shrine to their gun fetish as a Zoom backdrop in their private life, they can do that. But this is our hearing room and at some point we will get past the COVID epidemic and we’ll all start showing up in person and our safety and our ability to conduct business civilly, without feeling threatened, is a relevant consideration, unfortunately.”
Republicans are trying to dismantle committee rules to prohibit firearms and dangerous weapons in the hearing room. The fact that we have a member of the committee fetishizing weapons with her zoom background makes a clear case for why these rules are necessary. @NRDems pic.twitter.com/cWn26AFpSo
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@RepHuffman) February 18, 2021
Boebert’s display quickly went viral, with the Room Rater Twitter account resorting to name-calling: “Unsafe gun storage is no laughing matter. Is this Fascist fraulein really the best Colorado’s 3rd CD can do?”
Boebert snarked: “Who says this is storage? These are ready for use.” The guns are displayed in her home office in Colorado.
Who says this is storage? These are ready for use. https://t.co/y9fxckjcGl
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 18, 2021
Democrats even insinuated that Boebert was one of those involved in allegedly leading “surveillance tours” for a number of the rioters before they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Those allegations were never proven. Democrats pointed to a video that Boebert made a few days before the riot that promoted her Second Amendment rights and showed her wearing a gun in D.C. thumbing her nose at the city’s strict gun laws.
Boebert firmly denies that she led any reconnaissance tours ahead of the riot. She says that she only showed her family around Congress.
The Colorado representative has been attacked endlessly ever since she was elected and arrived in D.C. due to her fearlessness when standing up for Constitutional rights and taking a stance against those such as Nancy Pelosi.
According to Gaetz, General Russel Honoré, who has been handpicked by Pelosi to do a security review of the riot, has allegedly called for Boebert to be put on a no-fly list.
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