UPDATE #2: This would seem to confirm that Rep. Boebert is indeed strolling around on the House floor with a handgun.
If Members of Congress won’t take a stand for our Constitutional rights in DC, you can bet they won’t take a stand back at home either. https://t.co/PRmVNrSEDP
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 21, 2021
UPDATE: For the full sensory experience, we recommend reading this post while listening to this music in the background.
There has been much discussion lately about the fate of the QAnon conspiracy true believers and whether or not their lunacy can survive the reality of a post-Trump world. Some QAnon leaders are even advocating that maybe it’s time to “go back to our lives as best as we are able.”
But if you are judging QAnon’s staying power based on the actions of its adherents in elected office — most notably Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Colorado’s own Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert — you’ll be interested to know that crazy isn’t taking the day off following the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
First, here’s Rep. Greene declaring with no attempt at explanation that she has filed Articles of Impeachment to rid the country of President Biden:
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 21, 2021
Rep. Greene was recently locked out of her Twitter account because of her commitment to spewing falsehoods, so perhaps her lack of detail on filing “Articles of Impeachment” is her way of not spreading more misinformation via her social media accounts. It could also be that Rep. Greene can’t actually articulate a reason for wanting to impeach someone who is only now spending his first full day in the White House. We’re going to go with “C: Both” as our answer for now.
Lest she be upstaged by her fellow QAnon believer, Boebert made her own stand for freedumb this afternoon:
House Republican Lauren Boebert now sets off the metal detector and refuses to comply with US Capitol Police, waking into the chamber. USCP not making a big deal but $5,000 fine comes out of member’s pay.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 21, 2021
Boebert was not alone in perpetuating this stunt. Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs — whose own brothers recently called on him to resign and who tried to get former President Trump to pardon him for inciting insurrection –also refused to stop for Capitol Police officers at a security checkpoint. Take that, communists!
Members of Congress earn a salary of $174,000 per year; some quick math tells us that Boebert can continue this stunt roughly every day until she runs out of money sometime in September. In a not-unrelated story, Boebert is using her Facebook page to plead for donations for
herself her campaign account, which she has already been using as her own personal slush fund.
WWG1WGA, or whatever.