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Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has taken a dark turn as of late, nodding to a white supremacist theory that says people of color are replacing white populations and promoting the conspiracy that Democrats support immigration because it gives them an electoral advantage.
As the American Independent’s Oliver Willis reported, in an April 10 campaign video, Boebert falsely claimed that Democrats are in favor of open borders and used the votes of immigrants to “take over” California.
“The truth is, they want borders wide open,” Boebert says in the video. “It helped Democrats take over the entire state of California, and now we’re seeing in New York they are paying 15 grand to illegal immigrants. 15 grand because you came here illegally. You can’t make this stuff up. We have to take our country back.”
Boebert’s ad echoes the racist concept of the “great replacement,” a white supremacist theory that holds that people of color, particularly non-white immigrants, are replacing white people.
Recent tweets show Boebert continuing to nod to the theory and promoting the conspiracy that Vice President Kamala Harris, who is tasked with addressing migration from Central America and Mexico, is gathering “new voters.”
On April 13, Boebert tweeted, “Kamala’s border assignment is simple: Keep the new voters coming.”
Then, on April 14, Boebert shared a news story about Harris’ upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala, writing, “Why visit the border when you can just go straight to the source, huh? Will she also be loading up Air Force 2 with illegals to bring them in without the hassle of crossing the border?”
Harris has said that the trip is aimed at addressing “root causes” of migration.
Boebert’s statements on immigration echo those from other conservatives, like Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, who has been facing calls to resign after saying on his show the Democratic Party was “trying to replace the current electorate” in the U.S. with “new people, more obedient voters from the Third World.”
“Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said.
In response, Fox News CEO Lachlan Murdoch chose to support Carlson and he has since doubled down on his statements.
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Replacement theory has served as a catalyst for mass violence across the globe, from mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh to the Walmart in El Paso where a gunman targeted Hispanic immigrants.
It’s not the first time Boebert has promoted a racist conspiracy theory. Over the summer, as Black Lives Matter protests were taking place across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Boebert claimed without evidence that Black Lives Matter protesters were “paid and bussed in” to her hometown of Rifle.
Boebert continues to speak in opposition to BLM, writing on the ultra conservative social media site Gab this week that “BLM will burn down cities and destroy businesses. Democrats will do nothing to stop them. Both then have the audacity to ask for federal funding to help those communities recover and call it ‘COVID Relief.’”
Do we know for sure where the Representative was born?
…or who made the contribution to one-half of her gene pool?
One part of that article gave me a thought that would be in poor taste to verbalize/type.
ok, I am done being the nice guy…I can't believe that anyone would vote for Blow Job Boebert…unless ya got a really good hummer from her…the gloves are off…Boebert is an insurrectionist, and needs to be replaced…
She is an insurrectionist, she is stirring up racists to violence, she does need to be removed from Congress…but the “blow job” rhetoric is unnecessary and sexist.
Gotta back up kwtree on this one, Sunmusing. Of all the legitimate things you could attack U.S. Reppy le Pew Pew on, you picked the one irrelevant assault that actually earns her sympathy.
That ain't easy. Or smart.
Gotta say. That is a great nickname for our 7th favorite Congress critter from Colorado.
I know, I lost my cool…sorry…
It’s only that every female public figure is someone’s dirty joke waiting to be made. It’s the Matt Gaetz mentality, trying to enlarge himself by “scoring”.
Be angry with “Reppy le PewPew” * for her adult choices to appeal to the worst human impulses and stereotypes in order to get publicity and power.
* I do like the moniker “Reppy le PewPew”, btw.
Credit Mike Bowman for the original Pew Pew. I added the skunk reference, ergo U.S. Reppy le Pew Pew.
A nice addition, V!
Well, Michael, kwtree, it’s just further proof that when great minds like ours work together, there are no limits on what we can achieve!
No limits in either direction, amirite?😀😉
There's another direction?
Apparently, Boebert opposes ALL sorts of "replacements"
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert Vote Against National Marrow Donor Program
I'm hoping the voters elect a replacement for her in 2022.
Also, since she hates all sorts of "replacements" she probably hates these guys:
The 'Mats really had no choice but to replace Bob Stinson, though…
Well, "Takin' a Ride" seems to be her theme, with "a" standing for "the voters for a"
MTG has launched an office for a caucus in the House. It is designed to represent the American culture vis a vis its Anglo-Saxon political roots.
The “America First” caucus.
The arrogance of MTG and her Anglo-Saxon Caucus is breathtaking. "America First" included over 600 distinct indigenous tribes, and people from every continent. That includes the European immigrants who were Anglo-Saxon, but they were not the majority on the continent until late in the 18th century.
Enslaved Africans built the south, Spanish conquistadors, missionaries, and indigenous people built the southwest and west, Chinese built the train tracks, and all of it was built on lands stolen or conquered from the native tribespeople.
There is nothing wrong in celebrating one's own culture , traditions, history, and ancestors. But that's not what people are talking about when they want to celebrate "Anglo-Saxon"roots.
It's not lutefisk and Oktoberfest. It's not King Arthur and Brunhilde. It's pretty much just celebrating pale skin color and implying that this confers more brains, morality, and civil rights.