Republican Representative Lauren Boebert said she made a “Freudian slip” after accidentally referring to “President Biden.”
The Colorado politician spoke at a dinner in Tennessee hosted by the Knox County Republican Party on Wednesday.
A video of the event that surfaced on Twitter showed Boebert referring to “President Biden” before quickly backtracking.
Boebert was one of Congress’s most vocal supporters of Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him through fraud.
On December 24, 2020, she tweeted: “Very tired of hearing about voter fraud going forward to be fixed.
“An election has just taken place. There was cheating. Fix that first!”
PatriotTakes, a Twitter account with over 460,000 followers that claims to be dedicated to “exposing far-right extremism,” noted that the phrase “Freudian slip of the tongue” is typically “used to explain a subconscious desire.”
Trump continues to insist that the 2020 presidential election was won through “fraud and vote-rigging” and in August called for a “new election” that could reinstate him as president.
These claims have been repeatedly denied in court and by independent election experts.
On January 6, 2021, Congress was stormed by hundreds of Trump supporters trying to prevent formal confirmation of the 2020 presidential election.
On Friday, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack called on Trump to appear before him either in person or via video link.
A letter from the committee to the former president said: “You were at the center of the first and only attempt by a US president to overturn an election. They knew this activity was illegal and unconstitutional.”
A Trump attorney hit back, accusing the committee of “disobeying norms.”
The subpoena came just hours after Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, was sentenced to four months in prison and a $6,500 fine for refusing to appear before the committee. Bannon has announced that it will appeal the verdict.
During the same dinner on Wednesday, Boebert told guests she believes mankind is “in the last of the last days” and that the “second coming of Jesus” is on the way.
She said: “It is an honor to serve at this time. I believe many of us in this room believe that we are in the last of the last days and this is not a time to complain, this is not a time to grumble. Be dismayed, discouraged, but it is a time to rejoice. You will be a part of ushering in the second coming of Jesus.”
The remark was condemned by conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, which tweeted: “Christian or not, Lauren Boebert cannot adequately represent a voter who does not believe in this end-time prophecy.
“Can you really have someone making decisions for you who thinks nothing they do now matters?”
news week asked Lauren Boebert’s team for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/lauren-boebert-refers-president-biden-calls-it-freudian-slip-1754067 Lauren Boebert refers to “President Biden”, calls it Freudian Slip