Lauren Boebert Reported to FBI Over Biden Tweet
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“We need to terminate this presidency,” Boebert wrote on Twitter. “End quote. Repeat the line.”
The congresswoman was poking fun at Biden’s latest teleprompter gaffe, in which he apparently read instructions aloud.
“Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim in Ohio — 10 years old — and she was forced to have to travel out of the state, to Indiana, to seek to terminate the presidency and maybe save her life,” Biden said last week.
According to Newsweek, dozens of Twitter users reported Boebert’s tweet to the FBI, arguing that it incited violence against Biden.
“Well, that sure sounds like a threat against the legitimately elected President of the United States, Squeaky,” writer Tara Dublin said. “Lock her up, [FBI]. End quote.”
“Why is Boebert not in custody? She is making threats,” one user tweeted to the FBI’s official account.
Another user tagged the FBI, writing: “Add my tweet to the growing list of tweets asking you to investigate Boebert for her comment that most of us perceive as a threat directed at [Biden].”
This isn’t the first time that Boebert has received criticism for her comments about Biden.
Boebert said she prays for Biden’s demise at an event in Colorado last month.
“I do want you to know that I pray for our president. Psalm 109:8 says, ‘May his days be few and another take his office.’ Hallelujah! Glory to God,” Boebert said on June 11.
Former congressional candidate Russell Foster (D) publicly condemned Boebert’s remark.
“So Lauren Boebert is praying for the death of President Biden at a church camp in front of the campers,” Foster tweeted. “How very ‘Christian’. That she gets wooed and applause for it is even viler.”