Lauren Boebert is Only Pretending to Carry a Gun

Insert eyeroll here.

Congresswoman Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert (R-Fox News) has based her entire political persona around the image of her carrying a gun in a holster on her hip. You might recall that Boebert even filmed a viral ad about her gun-toting ways that was released in early January; she released the ad with a social media message that began with, “Let me tell you why I WILL carry my Glock to Congress.”

But as we first noted when metal detectors were installed outside of the House chambers in Washington D.C. on January 12, this is all a silly game by a cosplaying politician.

Boebert has indeed refused to allow her bag to be searched by Capitol Police trying to enforce new safety standards — racking up some hefty fines in the process — but there’s been no evidence that she was ever really toting her weapon around the Capitol. It may well be that she didn’t want her bag searched because she didn’t want to admit that there WAS NOTHING INSIDE.

Today, Boebert finally admitted as much:


Remember, this narrative of Boebert with a gun has been regularly applauded and promoted by other right-wing Members of Congress. Witness Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz on January 21:


Boebert was notably NOT carrying a gun during the terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, though she told Fox News that several other Members were carrying their weapons that day. Unlike Boebert, Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris actually did try to bring a handgun onto the House floor two weeks ago, but was stopped by Capitol Police.

Look, we are certainly glad to know that a Colorado Member of Congress is not actually carrying a gun around on the House floor in defiance of local regulations and House rules. But after weeks of merrily stoking speculation about her gun-toting habits, it is more than a little curious that Boebert is only NOW acknowledging that this was all bullshit. If you happened to donate money to Boebert’s campaign committee because of her gun show…well, the joke’s on you.

Boebert has only been pretending to carry a gun around the Capitol, just like she has only been pretending to represent her constituents in CO-3. It may not be long before Colorado Republicans stop pretending to support Boebert altogether.

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Now, if we only knew for sure which of her alternative facts lies to believe? . . . 

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      How can anyone believe anything out of her mouth that can't be independently corroborated?  Coming after her Townhall/Trump rally got called off because of a threat (press headed that way), she comes out and says that she's not carrying.  Coincidence?  I think not.  We don't know what she was carrying because she refused to disclose the contents to the Capital Police.  This is just click bait for Pols.  The real action in the House is kicking Greene off of her Repub appointed committees.  Turn the spotlight off and let her be a backbencher with no microphone.  It's a big developing story.

  2. unnamed says:

    In Republican land, what's worse? Being a seditionist and a scofflaw, or being a poser?

  3. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    It's a slippery slope. Once the libs take away all of your imaginary glocks you just know what's next.  They'll be coming for your outstretched index finger.  Pew pew !!

  4. unnamed says:

    I've got a confession to make.   The comments on her twitter posts are very entertaining.

  5. DavidThi808 says:

    Anyone else notice she alternates which hip the gun is on. Makes me think it's a fashion accessory.


    • unnamed says:

      I hadn't noticed that she alternates which hip the gun is on.

      But in her pictures she's always standing like it's a photo shoot, so that made me think it's a fashion accessory.

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