Rep. Boebert openly insults Jews visiting the U.S. Capitol

Boebert, grinning while wearing a T-shirt that makes fun of the tragic death of 41 year old cinematographer Halayna Hutchins, who was accidentally shot by a prop gun held by actor Alec Baldwin, who was rehearsing a scene that required the gun. Baldwin called Boebert’s wearing of this shirt “unconscionable.”

News outlets are reporting on an incident that occurred at the U.S. Capitol in which Colorado House Rep. Lauren Boebert, while exiting an elevator, saw a group of Jews who were visiting the Capitol. The person leading the group was an orthodox Jew with a traditional beard, the others were wearing yarmulkes and some were rabbis. The group was there to meet with Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY).

Reports say that upon seeing the group, Boebert looked them up and down and asked aloud if they were there to “do reconnaissance.”

The question left the group confused.

When news outlets questioned Rep. Boebert about the incident, she responded by text that she was making a joke:

“I saw a large group and made a joke. Sadly when Democrats see the same they demonize my family for a year straight.”

She added that she was too short to see yarmulkes on people’s heads.

Upon hearing of the incident, Rep. Suozzi issued a statement:

“The bottom line is that everyone, especially members of Congress, have to be very, very thoughtful in the language they use, because when you’re a member of Congress, you have an important role to play in society. You can’t be cavalier in the comments you make especially if they could be perceived as being antisemitic, or discriminatory.”

The incident was reported in BuzzFeed News, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, People magazine, Colorado Politics, Business Insider and other outlets.

Marina Zimmerman responds:

Marina Zimmerman, Boebert’s primary challenger from Durango, tweeted the following in response to the incident:

Coram responds

Boebert’s Republican primary challenger from Montrose, Don Coram, doesn’t use Twitter, but offered the following comment on the incident:

“If Lauren Boebert would spend more time in Colorado with the people of the 3rd Congressional District instead of jetting around the country like an out-of-touch celebrity, maybe she would understand why this is not only disgusting but unacceptable. Especially after the recent events in Texas…”

Coram was referring to the recent hostage-taking incident in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville, in which a gunman held members of a Jewish synagogue at gunpoint for 10 hours. The gunman was shot to death by law enforcement.

The incident was considered a terrorist attack on the Jewish community.

  6 comments for “Rep. Boebert openly insults Jews visiting the U.S. Capitol

  1. On the subject of the anti-Semitic US Rep. from Silt/Rifle: she must be regarded with even more concern and contempt as anti-Semitic fliers have been sent out to hundreds in Florida, Denver, and Arvada.

  2. Turn back the clock to 1920’s Germany, where battling political factions competed in the streets, eventually leading to Hitler’s taking power. Hitler’s brownshirts weren’t necessarily the most numerous, but they were the loudest and most aggressive. And they were best at arousing hatred against their scapegoats.

    Now it is 2022. The loudest and most aggressive bullies, who are damned good at arousing hatred against their scapegoats, pose and strut and dominate our media. Let her and her buffoon role model’s names never be uttered or written. Why give them the lurid infame that they crave?

    Let Democrats change their registration (free, fast on-line) to Independent and vote to unseat the sad GQP rep. from our 3rd Congressional District.

  3. Why would she say this? Well, maybe one of them was swinging a fire extinguisher at a security guard while the group leader was tweeting “1776”. Did anyone’s yarmulke have attached horns?

    (snark)

  4. Lauren Boebert, of “Today is 1776” and “I’ve armed my children for civil war” fame, calling others terrorists. Of course, she is. Projecting much Bobo?

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