Like many of her far-right colleagues in Congress, Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado has repeatedly painted criminal acts and the degradation of human rights as a form of patriotism.
Just before a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection to upend the peaceful transfer of power, Boebert tweeted, "Today is 1776." She proceeded to tweet an update on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's location as the riots were ongoing.
On Friday, Boebert once again took refuge under the guise of a superficial patriotism in a since-deleted tweet featuring a quote purportedly from the second President, John Adams, accompanied by her picture.
But as people soon pointed out, the quote is in fact from Samuel Adams, the fourth governor of Massachusetts, whose name is immortalized as a popular beer brand.
This is a quote from Samuel Adams, who owned a tavern in Boston. This was not said by John Adams, the 2nd president. https://t.co/lAoT5hkHWC— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1630678062.0
People soon began mocking Boebert with misattributed quotes of their own.
Stay thirsty my friends - Thomas Jefferson. https://t.co/j9LVmzYJtg— Humble Narcissist (@Humble Narcissist) 1630683790.0
"I have ice cream." - Martin Luther King, Jr. https://t.co/DDqR6IEFvd— Imani Gandy (@Imani Gandy) 1630686951.0
“Let no man thirst for good beer.” John Adams, the beer guy https://t.co/16aUQHaQ4B— Eckard Z (@Eckard Z) 1630690600.0
“Light and refreshing, our American wheat ale has a citrus blend of orange, lime, and lemon peels and a subtle grai… https://t.co/3IyK3XcqXL— Romen Borsellino (@Romen Borsellino) 1630695905.0
Say, Rep. Lauren Boebert, did Samuel Adams also say this? https://t.co/KOyDj6EzbQ— The Mr. Newberger Show (@The Mr. Newberger Show) 1630687149.0
Some took the post as a reflection of her intelligence—or lack thereof.
The stupidity that @laurenboebert tries to pass off as serious is no longer funny. No doubt she is an ignorant idi… https://t.co/UbSxJe9m5Z— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1630690868.0
Obviously @laurenboebert isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. https://t.co/q12gGZsaKq— Hank Martens (@Hank Martens) 1630691032.0
She has to be one of the dumbest people to ever hold office.. https://t.co/flmppSqdA2— BLM 🏀🇹🇹 (@BLM 🏀🇹🇹) 1630695770.0
Colorado’s embarrassment, embarrassing again. https://t.co/1BZMv7MRw3— Aria 🌊 (@Aria 🌊) 1630695441.0
I would say she was dumb as a stump but that would be an insult to stumps. https://t.co/ZyhzwTrb4r— C Mike D (@C Mike D) 1630694461.0
The House Select Committee on January 6 has requested telecom companies preserve Boeberts' and other members of Congress' communications in its investigation of the Capitol Riots.