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Far-right Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado was one of multiple lawmakers who spread inflammatory rhetoric and amplified former President Donald Trump's audacious lies that the 2020 election was "stolen" from him by Democrats through widespread election fraud.
On January 6, the day these lies prompted a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol, Boebert tweeted that "Today is 1776"—encouraging opposition to the joint congressional session acknowledging now-President Joe Biden's victory.
Even as rioters shattered Capitol windows, smeared excrement across its walls, and called for the execution of lawmakers they perceived as disloyal to Donald Trump, Boebert tweeted updates on the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a favorite enemy of the right.
Flash forward to now, when Boebert tweeted this about the framers of the Constitution.
The people who wrote the Constitution were much smarter than the ones trying to abolish it.— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1619459191.0
While Boebert was undoubtedly referring to Democrats and moderate Republicans as the ones attempting to "abolish" the Constitution, she neglected to acknowledge her own actions calling for some of the most defining Constitutional processes—elections and peaceful transfers of power—to be dismissed.
In the aftermath of the Capitol Riots, Boebert also railed against Trump's subsequent impeachment for inciting an insurrection—another Constitutional process.
Social media users didn't hesitate to highlight the absurdity by agreeing with Boebert, but not for the reasons she intended.
@laurenboebert I agree with you 1000% the @GOP is trying to abolish it and everything it stands for January 6th is… https://t.co/okkMr6jAxX— #LGM Whovian & Mets Fan 🌊🌊 (@#LGM Whovian & Mets Fan 🌊🌊) 1619465179.0
As @laurenboebert proves everyday. https://t.co/knvvHMByU2— avocats (@avocats) 1619509081.0
She’s right... the US Constitution has a specific remedy for #TraitorTrash like her... #14ASec3… https://t.co/2aCJ5Wthpu— Amy Passas (@Amy Passas) 1619472569.0
@laurenboebert Thank you for admitting that. Bless your heart.— Sparks55 (@Sparks55) 1619468708.0
@laurenboebert These people? FINALLY something we agree on. https://t.co/vsQSu1ZgfE— EyesoftheWorld (@EyesoftheWorld) 1619478061.0
The irony was overwhelming.
@laurenboebert I'm concerned you don't fully understand the irony in this statement coming from you.— John Collins 🌊 (@John Collins 🌊) 1619461179.0
@laurenboebert The irony of this post. And its only Monday— Queenies🌬🌪🇺🇲 (@Queenies🌬🌪🇺🇲) 1619478815.0
@laurenboebert Yes I hate people who try to destroy the constitution. For example, people who try to overturn the r… https://t.co/nAGLzBqjTZ— Aidan (@Aidan) 1619459242.0
@laurenboebert The Preamble instructs the people to work together to form a more perfect union and among other comm… https://t.co/LBIxO4yd2n— akaMoronLoon (@akaMoronLoon) 1619497096.0
Boebert continues to rail against security fences erected around the Capitol in response to the insurrection her rhetoric helped catalyze.