Far-right Congresswoman and conspiracy theorist Lauren Boebert appeared on Fox News host Laura Ingraham's nightly broadcast this week to air her grievances.
The appearance came after Boebert grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on transgender issues in a recent committee hearing, only for him to affirm the validity of transgender people and their inclusion in policy initiatives.
Boebert: We’re called conspiracy theorists. We’re called racists. We’re called bigots.. They even turn on their own when they aren’t falling in line with their agenda pic.twitter.com/goK40KUBIa
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 8, 2022
Demanding Becerra be removed from his position, Boebert said:
"[Republicans are] called names, we're called conspiracy theorists, we're called racists, we're called bigots just for not going along with [Democrats'] agenda. They even turn on their own whenever they aren't falling in line with their agenda. I totally believe that Secretary Becerra needs to be removed from his position."
But the perception of Boebert and her colleagues as "racists," "conspiracy theorists," and "bigots" didn't materialize from thin air. No, this perception came from Boebert's own words and actions.
Multiple times, Boebert joked to supporters that she didn't fear for her life when stuck in an elevator with Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, because Omar—one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress—wasn't "wearing a backpack," implying the congresswoman was a suicide bomber.
Boebert has called for a law regulating when LGBTQ people can come out of the closet, arguing that no one should be able to come out before the age of 21.
As for conspiracy theories, she claimed there would be a mass resignation of a huge number of congress members ahead of Justice Department investigations, a conspiracy theory ripped from the pages of the QAnon conspiracy web, which promises widespread arrests of government officials for crimes against humanity.
And the GOP has specialized in turning on their own when Republican representatives step out of line. Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost her influential position as the House GOP Conference Chair for condemning former President Donald Trump's election lies that incited the deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol. Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, and other conservative elected officials who condemned Trump have become pariahs within the party as well.
So in response to Boebert's lamentations, the consensus among social media users was, "if the shoe fits..."
Um, yeah @laurenboebert You’re called conspiracy theorists, racists and bigots because that’s what you are. Dud you want us to lie? Naw, that’s you who lies. https://t.co/MYHFL9g5jR
— Lisa R (@TheyCallMe_LR) April 8, 2022
@laurenboebert that's because you are! https://t.co/exgFFwtmVM
— Doris🌎🐶🌻🌻🌻🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@Doris990393841) April 8, 2022
Narcissistis sociopaths like Boebert 'mirror' themselves onto others. https://t.co/G57vKVHnD9
— Charlie Harris (@Charlie85915085) April 8, 2022
Bingo to all 3. You are all of the above. https://t.co/XsalvsWeyB
— Cindy Johnston (@Rbnut1976Cindy) April 8, 2022
Well they are, indeed, all of these things. But the one thing they apparently are not is capable of understanding irony. https://t.co/zjS6YVn6PC
— Khashoggi’s Ghost 🇺🇦🌻 (@UROCKlive1) April 8, 2022
They especially called out Boebert's claim that Democrats disavow any Democrat who steps out of line with their agenda.
She’s literally speaking above a chyron connected to her and her party’s push to label anyone who disagrees with them as pedophiles. https://t.co/3aM6zS0PD7
— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) April 8, 2022
@laurenboebert we call you that because you are that. Speaking of turning on their own; your party trashed @RepLizCheney @AdamKinzinger and @MittRomney shove it bobo. https://t.co/MslPjggAvI
— pennywisethecat (@pennywise56) April 8, 2022
Ah yes, the leftist “agenda” of treating all people fairly and with respect https://t.co/527gj2Xj5S
— Nick Hauselman (@CanYouHearMeSMH) April 8, 2022
Try again, Congresswoman.