LAUREN Boebert threw a loud heckling of Joe Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, prompting fierce boos from Democrats.
The armed Republican lawmaker had called the president as he spoke about the death of his son Beau, a veteran who served in Iraq.
Colorado’s Boebert then blamed Biden for the 13 servicemen killed during the US pullout in Afghanistan.
But for the outspoken MP, it was not the first time she had drawn the ire of her political rivals.
In fact, Boebert has spoken of her support for the debunked QAnon conspiracy theory and was mocked after her calls to “impeach Biden” were misspelled.
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar accused her of “Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies”.
Democrat Don Beyer called her a “hateful fanatic.”
The congresswoman issued a press release calling for Biden’s ouster, with a logo that read “Imeach Biden,” which was widely shared on Twitter.
And in November last year, she wore a Let’s go Brandon dress to AOC’s Met Gala dress.
She also had several run-ins with the law, including being handcuffed at a country music festival in 2015, according to recordings obtained by Colorado Newsline.
An officer who made the arrest said at the time: “Lauren kept shouting and making the underage drinkers unruly. »
All charges were ultimately dismissed.
A year later, Boebert was charged after rolling her car into a ditch, reports the New York Post.
She was fined after pleading guilty to a dangerous vehicle charge.
In 2010, Boebert was reportedly arrested after a neighbor accused her dog of attacking their pet.
And she was accused of scratching the face and chest of her husband Jayson, whom she married in 2005. The couple have four children.
Lauren was later charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and underage drinking charges, according to a report.
Jayson himself was jailed for four days after pleading guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure.
He had been accused of exposing his penis in a bowling alley in 2004.
That same year, he was charged with violence against Boebert, serving seven days in prison.
The Sun has contacted Boebert’s office for comment.
Responding to the Post in January last year, its spokesman, Jeff Small, said it was “a retread of a failed personal attack by Democrats in the last campaign.”
He added, “Attacking your family, trying to criminalize a $100 fine or a dismissed case, and vilifying ordinary business dealings is exactly what people hate about politics. »
Following his outburst on Tuesday, Boebert tweeted, “Couldn’t keep quiet. Our heroic soldiers deserve so much better.
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