While House Rep. Lauren Boebert may be out of a job soon due to redistricting in her home state of Colorado, she’s apparently not going to go away quietly. Today, she took the floor to deliver a scathing rebuke of Democrats who are currently wasting the people’s time by voting to strip Rep. Paul Gosar of his committee assignments.
This latest bout of norm-breaking came after Democrats flipped out over a video showing Gosar supposedly “killing” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. You can watch it here, but it’s clear that it was meant to be nothing more than a meme, with Gosar shown in anime form also slicing through a picture of Joe Biden.
Yes, the House is now trying to strip a Republican of his committee assignments over a cartoon. It’s such a stupid story that I don’t believe RedState even reported on it, and for her part, Boebert was having none of this idiocy. She went there on several topics that most Republican politicians are too squeamish to ever talk about.
Rep. @laurenboebert: "My colleague & three-month presidential candidate from Calif. [@ericswalwell], who’s on the Intelligence Committee, slept with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy. Let me say that again. A member of Congress who receives classified briefings was sleeping w/ the enemy." pic.twitter.com/DvlQv2KjPF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 17, 2021
Look, I don’t care if you don’t like Gosar. He’s too nutty for my tastes and has made some very poor choices in who he associates with, but the point Boebert is making is a good one.
We have a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Rep. Ilhan Omar who is credibly accused of marrying her brother while subsequently paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to her former lover (now husband). In another instance, Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended terrorists firing rockets at children and repeated anti-Semitic claims of a false Jewish blood libel.
And lest we forget, there is also a member of the Intelligence Committee in Rep. Eric Swalwell who slept with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang and lied about it, because as you know, things always manage to get more absurd. Yet, no one in leadership is doing anything to strip any of those bad actors of their committee assignments.
But the House is using taxpayer money to try to punish Gosar over a freaking cartoon? This entire thing is asinine, and it’s exactly why no one likes Congress. It’s a body full of self-righteous hypocrites who carry one set of rules for themselves and another for their enemies.
To end, I’ll just reiterate that Republicans better be ready to fight fire with fire if they retake the House in 2022 (and it would take an inexplicable collapse for them not to at this point). Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Maxine Waters, and a myriad of other Democrats who have done absolutely insane things must be immediately stripped of their committee assignments in the new Congress. If the GOP House leadership isn’t prepared to do that, then they shouldn’t be in their positions.