Democrats pounce on Boebert after Colorado Springs shooting

Democrats pounced on Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado after GOP lawmakers released a harmless tweet following a shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub that left several dead and others injured.

Boebert described the shooting as “terrifying,” said she prays for the victims and their families, adding that the unlawful violence must stop.

“The news from Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning my prayers are for the victims and their families. This lawless violence must end quickly,” Boebert said tweeted.

Colorado Transgender Rep. Brianna Titone called for Boebert’s resignation, claiming that the GOP lawmaker had blood on her hands.

“Thanks for the ‘thoughts and prayers’ but that doesn’t make up for the damage you have done directly in fomenting these types of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community. They have contributed to the hatred towards us by spreading phrases and insults. There’s blood on your hands. Just step back”, Titone tweeted.

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tweeted“@laurenboebert, you played a vital role in spreading the anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and the lies against transgender people while spending your time in Congress blocking even the sanest gun safety laws the way out. Look within and change.”

California Senator Scott Wiener highlighted a June tweet in which Boebert had stated, “Take your kids to CHURCH, not drag bars.”

“They regularly pour lighter fluid on anti-LGBTQ hatred and help foment this type of violence. This bar should literally be having a drag brunch this morning — the very people you regularly hurtfully demonize as kids,” Wiener tweeted. “You are complicit.”

According to the nightclub’s Facebook page, Club Q had been planning to host an “ALL AGES DRAG BRUNCH” on Sunday.

“Her record is ‘absolutely awful.’ They use hateful rhetoric towards the LGBTQ+ community and have helped block even modest efforts to end gun violence. They’re also one of the reasons we put metal detectors outside of Houses of Parliament,” said US Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York tweeted.

Last week, Democratic challenger Adam Frisch defeated Boebert in the extremely close campaign for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. Boebert has served since 2021 in the US House of Representatives. Democrats pounce on Boebert after Colorado Springs shooting

Laura Coffey

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