Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) pushed back against criticism she received following the Club Q nightclub shooting.
Boebert commented on the criticism during an appearance on OAN.
“I have been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been since the Left has learned of my name,” Boebert said.
She added, “Whether it’s Uvalde, or the King Soopers shooting in Boulder, Colorado, or the Buffalo, New York shooting. Or even Paul Pelosi getting hammered. I have been blamed for all of that.”
Boebert continued, “I think the Left is pissed I won my election. And so they’re trying to find something to go after me about. I expressed my concern for the family, for the victims. And the way that they came after me is absolutely disgusting.”
Watch Boebert’s comments below:
Boebert says she’s also a victim of the Club Q shooting: “I’ve been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been. I’ve been blamed for all of it. It has to come to an end. The Left is pissed I won my election, so they’re trying to find something to go after me about.” pic.twitter.com/DS5HvHYjgQ
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 24, 2022
The response comes just days after she sparked backlash for offering her condolences after a gunman shot and killed five people and injured dozens more at the nightclub in Colorado Springs.
“The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims and their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly,” Boebert tweeted at the time.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was quick to criticize Boebert on Twitter.
“[Lauren Boebert] you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws. You don’t get to ‘thoughts and prayers’ your way out of this. Look inward and change,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
.@laurenboebert you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws.
You don’t get to “thoughts and prayers” your way out of this. Look inward and change. https://t.co/mxt6wFMVEv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 20, 2022
Additionally, The Denver Post’s editorial board took aim at Boebert.
“Boebert was rightly excoriated for her role in elevating hateful speech against the LGBTQ community,” the board wrote.
They continued, “As an added bonus, her hard-line positions on gun control, ruling out even common sense measures, mean she would not have supported any efforts that might have kept guns out of this shooter’s possession.”
Democratic House candidate Adam Frisch conceded to Boebert this month after a tighter than expected race.
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