Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) railed against House Democrats Wednesday, calling out the double standards as she listed a few “inappropriate actions” to argue that they were more deserving of censuring than the anime video Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) tweeted.
During a contentious censure debate, Democrats sought to censure Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments over an edited anime-style video last week that depicted him attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and President Joe Biden.
Boebert spoke in defense of Gosar as she slammed Democrats, stating they are “so pathetic” and have “nothing else to do but troll the internet looking for ways to get offended.” While Boebart didn’t mention Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) by name, she did give off the state each of two liberal lawmakers represented while referencing their reported controversies.
“Democrat policies are so pathetic and have done so poorly that the left has nothing else to do but troll the internet looking for ways to get offended and then try to target members and strip them of their committees. This is a dumb waste of the House’s time, but since the Speaker has designated the floor to discuss members’ inappropriate actions, shall we?” Boebart said during her brief one-minute debate remarks from the House floor.
The Colorado freshman referenced a report that Omar paid her husband’s political consultancy firm —E Street Group, over $2.9 million during the 2020 election cycle. Omar funneled 146 checks to the firm, about 80 percent of the $3.7 million they had received in 2020, and constituted the largest part of the Minnesota progressive campaign expenditures.
“The Jihad Squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband, and not her brother husband — the other one, over a million dollars in campaign funds,” Boebart said. “This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists.”
Boebert went on to address Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) controversial remarks that occurred earlier this year. Waters’ notoriously told protestors during Derek Chauvin’s trial to “get more confrontational” if the jury didn’t find the former Minneapolis police officer “guilty of murdering George Floyd.”
“A Democrat chairwoman incited further violence in the streets outside of a courthouse,” Boebart said.
She concluded by calling out Swalwell’s short stint when he ran for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination and the provocative report that revealed the California member allegedly had a sexual relationship with a Chinese honeytrap spy.
“And then the cherry on top — my colleague and three-month presidential candidate from California who is on the Intelligence Committee slept with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy,” Boebart shouted as the presiding member alerted her time had expired to debate on the House floor.
“Let me say that again, a member of Congress who received classified briefings was sleeping with the enemy! This is unacceptable!” Boebert added.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) kept Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security, despite reports revealed late last year swirling that a Chinese honeytrap spy seduced him in a bid to infiltrate the U.S political system.
Despite the reports being alarming, neither of the trio Democrats faced any consequences for their various offenses that would constitute impeachment grounds. Instead, Pelosi staunchly defended her members and prevented her caucus from voting in favor of any of House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s (D-CA) subsequent efforts to censure them.
Both Omar and Swalwell clapped back at Boebert on Twitter shortly after the censure vote was completed.
Omar claimed the Colorado Republican “defecated [and] defiles the House of Representatives and attacked her husband as a “pervert.”
“Luckily, my dad raised me right; otherwise, I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert,” Omar tweeted. “I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives.”
In a subsequential tweet, the Minnesota Squad members denounced McCarthy and his members from the other side for attempting to shift the focus of the debate to Democrats rather than the behavior of Gosar, accusing the Arizona lawmaker of being a “racist misogyny endemic” within the Republican Party.
Swalwell hit back on Twitter, claiming he never did anything wrong with Fang Fang and mentioning a recent report of Boebart’s campaign manager getting raided by the FBI. Local media reported Wednesday that federal, state, and local authorities searched the homes of Sherronna Bishop, a former campaign manager for Boebert, and three others, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, as part of an investigation into allegations voting machine security breaches.
“Weird. If I had done anything wrong, the FBI would have raided my house. They didn’t (and went as far to issue a statement saying I did nothing wrong). BUT yesterday, they did raid the home of @laurenboebert’s campaign manager. They’re always projecting,” Swalwell tweeted.
The House voted along largely party lines to censure Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments. Only two Republicans joined all Democrats in voting in favor of the measure, Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — the only two GOP are predominantly singled out nowadays as Rinos within the GOP caucus for joining Pelosi’s partisan House Select January 6 Committee.