‘Truly Unfathomable’: Gun-Obsessed GOPer Draws Disgust After Mocking Parkland Survivor

Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives seat in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Colona, Colorado on October 10, 2020. (Photo by... Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives seat in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Colona, Colorado on October 10, 2020. (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 29, 2021 12:20 p.m.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who prides herself on her fervent devotion to gun ownership, is being skewered online after she taunted David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, on Thursday night.

“David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child,” the Republican lawmaker tweeted after Hogg called her and fellow far-right extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) “threats.”

Boebert was referring to a video of Greene harassing Hogg, who had become an outspoken gun control advocate, on the streets of D.C. in 2019. In the video, Greene calls Hogg a “coward” and baselessly accuses him of being paid by billionaire George Soros.

“Sorry I was a little more worried about [Greene] not shooting my friends and staff with her concealed gun she was threatening us with than responding to your evil twin,” Hogg fired back at Boebert on Thursday.

The Georgia Republican’s attack on the shooting survivor was met with shock and horror on Twitter:

Boebert and Greene, both adherents of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, have stirred outrage in recent weeks over their inflammatory rhetoric. Boebert has vowed to carry her gun on Capitol grounds and refused to go through a metal detector at the entrance of the House chamber.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) did not respond to TPM’s request for comment on Boebert’s tweet.

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