UPDATE 6:23PM: Boebert was allowed onto the House floor. Her refusal to allow her bag to be searched is odd. Perhaps she doesn’t want anyone to know that she doesn’t really carry a gun around in the Capitol.
UPDATE 5:40PM: This seems to be escalating quickly:
Lauren Boebert is refusing to comply with the metal detector or allow a bag search. Now standing in the House doorway. Security is refusing to allow her to enter. Appears to be a standstill.
— Marc Rod (@marcrod97) January 13, 2021
More from @ryanobles: @laurenboebert walked through with her bag which set off the mags. She refused to offer the bag over to be searched.
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 13, 2021
As CNN reports–Rep. Lauren Boebert ran for office with a Glock semiautomatic pistol on her hip, and as readers know packing heat everywhere she goes is an integral part of Boebert’s brand.
It’s also starting to make her new colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives awfully nervous.
Members of Congress and staffers will have to walk through metal detectors in order to get onto the floor of the US House of Representatives, a senior Democratic aide told CNN Tuesday.
The development comes after multiple House Democrats told CNN they are worried about some of their Republican colleagues [Pols emphasis] and that there have been multiple conversations about the need for every member of Congress and their guests to start going through metal detectors…
“There have been increasing tensions with certain incoming freshmen for months, who have been insistent on bringing firearms in violation of law and guidelines,” one House Democrat said, in a reference to Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, [Pols emphasis] Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and others.
Obviously, the events of last week have necessitated a thorough review and upgrading of security in and around the U.S. Capitol. But in Lauren Boebert’s case, as readers know, her brash promise to carry her gun to Washington despite the district’s strict gun laws, with a PR video cleverly shot to create the appearance that Boebert was illegally carrying a weapon down a D.C. alleyway, isn’t the only reason fellow lawmakers are worried.
Does @RepJasonCrow think @RepBoebert should be expelled from Congress?
“Her actions are disgraceful…It is possible that I want her to leave Congress. I don’t think that there’s a place for people of her immorality and depravity to be in the United States Congress.” #copolitics pic.twitter.com/AkfZUqk9Lj
— Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) January 11, 2021
After Boebert Tweeted out details about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as insurrectionists were storming the Capitol last Wednesday afternoon, there’s an argument that Boebert is an even greater security risk than anyone could imagine before this event. Firearms are not allowed to be brought into the U.S. House chambers by anyone except the sergeant at arms, a marked contrast to the Colorado state capitol in which lawmakers roam the halls carrying concealed weapons that the public must surrender before entering the building.
Whether clueless or conspiracy, it’s a sad fact that concern about Rep. Boebert–for as long as she has access to the building–is justified.
If Boebert checks into the Capitol building with her Glock, it does mean that she had to carry it somewhere within DC off of the Capitol grounds in order to get it there. This is of course illegal until she obtains her DC open carry permit.
Just as it was with the stormers, laws for thee and not for me.
That pic, with that caption, in these times, scares the holy fucking shit out of me.
That caption is kind of the equivalent of " what have you got to lose ? ". Quite a lot, it turns out.
You know, if you are going to be a big shot politician, this really shouldn’t have been a problem.
Have your staff apply for the permit early. I’d bet she get it. Maybe you have to go around unarmed for a month or two till the bureaucracy stamps it. If you can’t dance around that, you are in the wrong sport.
OK, now, I can see that for a white supremacist to go around a majority African-American city unarmed is quite scary. When you are already paranoid and delusional, they’d certainly see a threat behind every black face.
Which is why if the authorities in DC have any sense, they’d refuse her a permit. The odds of her shooting a black man who scares her are way too high. But, I’m guessing political power wins and she gets her permit.
The amazing thing is that this isn’t just routine for her staff to get it and to arrange her messaging to meet reality. For any competent CongressCritter and staff, this is low-level stuff that should just get handled and eventually there’s an event where she show’s up with her gun on her hip, legally, waving the permit she just got.
I do wonder if her criminal record, albeit for petty crap, might bar her from getting a permit. I doubt if the district is as lenient as her tame sheriff and supporter in Garfield County.
Standards are laid out pretty clearly on the application form:
I don't see anything which would preclude Rep. Boebert from getting a concealed carry permit. At least, not if she can come up with some reasoning to account for the need:
Qbert doesn’t want to carry concealed. She wants to stride into the House chambers with her sixgun on her hip, just like back home.
It’s a requirement for the bonus under the terms of her Modeling and Endorsement Agreement.
I knew she would not be able to serve a full two-year term, but she may end up with only days served. She needs to be expelled now. What a monstrous ego, that she apparently believes she should carry a gun onto the floor of the House when that's now been clearly banned. CD3 deserves better.
Lock her up!
Qbert suspended from Twitter for a week.
Note the “white power” and “3% militia” hand signals that several are giving.
CORRECTION: While this photo does show Boebert with militia members, it was taken at the Colorado State Capitol in October 2020, per Media Matters. It doesn’t show a tour she led January 5. My apologies.
Boebert may very well have been one of the Congressmembers who took insurrectionists on guided tours on January 5. That is being investigated by police pursuant to a request by 34 members of Congress who saw the tours. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534089-house-democrats-call-for-investigation-into-suspicious-tours-day-before
This story has now only just begun . . .
. . . Q-bie's about to be getting more airtime than she ever MAGA
Those 3 signs stand for their IQs, kiwi.
Another Intelektuls 4 Trump meeting celebrating Pi day a little early.
Wow…Steny Hoyer gets a meme…
MAGA–Make America Grieve Again.