Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has emerged as one of the foremost far-right lawmakers elected to the House in 2020.
Boebert owns Shooters Grill, which encourages its wait staff to openly carry firearms on the clock. She's expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory and suggested that mass resignations of members of Congress are imminent. Just ahead of the failed siege of the United States Capitol by pro-Trump extremists, Boebert said the effort to overturn the free and fair election was "1776." During the attack, she updated her Twitter account with the locations of lawmakers.
Now, in a questionable tweet, she's accusing President Joe Biden of trying to "cancel" the Fourth of July.
Joe Biden has zero authority to cancel the 4th of July.— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1619124724.0
Boebert was alluding to Biden's recent hope that Americans would be able to safely gather in small groups for Independence Day after the pandemic that's killed nearly 600 thousand Americans upended daily life for over a year.
In an address last month, Biden implored Americans to get the vaccine when it becomes available to them, saying:
"If we do this together, by the fourth of July, there is a good chance you, your family and friends can get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day."
Conservatives in Congress seized on this, hysterically claiming Biden was trying to dictate their fourth of July celebrations, rather than using an Independence Day celebration without the weight of the virus as motivation for getting the vaccine.
Boebert's tweet backfired heavily.
Colorado, you have the absolute authority to cancel an armed idiot!!! https://t.co/wIiQS5nmzZ— Franktheshank808 (@Franktheshank808) 1619183302.0
On this week's episode of American Idiocracy: https://t.co/hRMGY3qgze— The Skeptic (@The Skeptic) 1619134491.0
But u have complete authority to delete your account https://t.co/enAqPwgoUT— Ryan Prominski (@Ryan Prominski) 1619129595.0
What? https://t.co/sryIN9GraS— therebis (@therebis) 1619147786.0
Are you still trying to be relevant? Joe Biden is not canceling the 4th of July. https://t.co/uCDBGQGzsA— ⭐️ Captain Wonder ⭐️ #BLM #Liveyourtruth 🏳️🌈 (@⭐️ Captain Wonder ⭐️ #BLM #Liveyourtruth 🏳️🌈) 1619135719.0
The mockery was swift.
not only did he cancel the fourth, he canceled christmas and he extended black history month to be black history ce… https://t.co/tfQwP6Bj7U— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1619128009.0
Can he cancel Mondays? They are the worst am I rite? https://t.co/9cuqUcgpdf— Toot Poot (@Toot Poot) 1619129403.0
Ah crud, she's onto us https://t.co/m86RfapTDt— JJ in NH (@JJ in NH) 1619187374.0
Correct. That is in my hands. It is now canceled, Lauren. https://t.co/bBrhw4bDEb— DrRickSavageryVictim (@DrRickSavageryVictim) 1619187303.0
While Biden won't be canceling the fourth of July, Americans are still encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for their celebrations.