Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) Faces a wave of backlash after a fiery speech on the floor she delivered Wednesday in defense of the rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony Gosar Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows Hillicon Valley – Presented By Ericsson – Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting Critical Sectors MORE (R-Ariz.) Before the House censured him for posting an animated video on social media in which he showed himself killing another member of Congress.
During her remarks in the House of Representatives, Boebert diverted attention from Gosar’s video by referring to progressive Rep. Illhan Omar (D-Minn.) As a member of what she called “the Jihad squad” and accusing the rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael Swalwell Alabama Republican Touts A Provision In Infrastructure Bill He Voted Against The Memo: Democrats May Regret Search For Bannon Mo Brooks Says He Would Be ‘Proud’ If Staff Helped Organize The March 6 Demonstration January MORE (D-Calif.) From sleeping with a Chinese spy.
“The member of the Minnesota jihadist squad has paid her husband, and not her brother, the other, more than a million dollars in campaign funds,” she said. “This member is authorized on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising the terrorists.
“My colleague and California presidential candidate for three months who is on the Intelligence Committee, slept with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy. Let me say it again: a member of Congress who receives classified reports was sleeping with the enemy,” he said in a statement. attack on Swalwell.
The video of Boebert’s tirade was widely shared and criticized on social media on Wednesday.
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Swalwell responded to his comments in a tweet.
“Weird. If I had done something wrong, the FBI would have raided my house. They didn’t (and they went so far to issue a statement saying I didn’t do anything wrong),” he said. said in an apparent reference to an FBI-reported raid on the home of a former Boebert campaign manager in connection with the leak of election data.
“Fortunately my dad raised me well, otherwise I could have gone to the floor to talk about this insurgent sleeping with a pervert,” Omar said in a response of his own. “I am grateful that I was raised to be a decent human being and not an underprivileged person who shamefully defecates and desecrates the House of Representatives.”
Strange. If I had done something wrong, the FBI would have raided my house. They didn’t (and went so far as to issue a statement saying I did nothing wrong). BUT yesterday they raided the house of @laurenboebertcampaign manager. They are always projecting. https://t.co/FLCkPghbsr
– Representative Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 17, 2021
Boebert’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.