Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado is facing calls for her resignation after she tweeted about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during the Capitol riot last week.
From The Boston Globe:
A first-term lawmaker who ran as an outspoken defender of President Trump — who incited the violent siege on Jan. 6 — Boebert is facing serious pushback for tweeting about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as lawmakers were whisked to a secure location to shelter in place while insurrectionists stormed the building.
Boebert accused Democrats of having their “hypocrisy” on “full display with talks of impeachment, censure, and other ways to punish Republicans for false accusations of inciting the type of violence they have so frequently and transparently supported in the past.”
During the violent siege, Boebert first tweeted that representatives “were locked in the House Chambers” and then only a minute later that the “Speaker has been removed from the chambers.”
Boebert dismissed the notion that her tweet was significant, according to the report, saying, “[Democrats] accuse me of live-tweeting the Speaker’s presence after she had been safely removed from the Capitol, as if I was revealing some big secret, when in fact this removal was also being broadcast on TV.”
In response to Boebert’s tweets, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz said late Monday that lawmakers “were specifically instructed by those protecting us not to tell anyone, including our family, where exactly we were, for reasons that remain obvious.”
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