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Pro-Trump Rep. Draws Outrage With New Anti-Pelosi Ad That Ends With Gunshot Effect

Pro-Trump Rep. Draws Outrage With New Anti-Pelosi Ad That Ends With Gunshot Effect

The far-right's obsession with firearms coupled with its increasingly incendiary rhetoric has contributed to threats of violence from its supporters against Democratic lawmakers.

QAnon-supporting Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) frequently featured assault weapons in her campaign ads, with one even pointing to the "squad" of progressive Congresswomen like Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Now, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is also taking a page from that book.

Boebert is the owner of Shooters Grill, a restaurant that encourages its workers to openly carry firearms while on the glock clock.

And in a recent ad, the Congresswoman targets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with a foreboding gunshot effect that some consider yet another call for violence against Democrats.

Watch below.

The ad features Boebert calling on Pelosi to remove protective fencing that was installed around the Capitol after a mob of Republican extremists mounted a deadly failed insurrection, motivated by the lies about the 2020 election that Boebert amplified, and during which she tweeted updates on the locations of members of Congress, including Pelosi.

Boebert says in the ad:

"Democrats don't want to protect you because they don't care about you, but they'll spare no expense protecting themselves."

After Boebert calls on Pelosi to "tear down this wall," the ad concludes with a gunshot sound effect.

It raised red flags across Twitter.

People hadn't forgotten about Boebert's actions before and during the insurrection.

Boebert was not opposed to the additional fencing built around the White House during President Donald Trump's administration.