U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) bullied a private citizen Thursday evening, gun control activist and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg, after he urged Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to “take a stand” against her and her fellow QAnon comrade, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
“David, please,” Boebert tweeted. “We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child.”
An attack from a sitting member of Congress against a private citizen would have been unheard of just a few short years ago, but members of the QAnon and MAGA cults have dispensed with societal norms and see going after a 20-year old as advantageous to their brand.
Hogg has been in the news this week after video of him being harassed and bullied by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene when he was just 18 or 19 years old went viral. In that video, which Greene herself had recorded and posted to her YouTube channel, shows her loudly telling Hogg, “I carry a gun, for protection.” Hogg witnessed his classmates murdered when a gunman terrorized his Florida high school, massacring 17 people.
This is the tweet Rep. Boebert felt the need to respond to:
— David Hogg (He / Him) (@davidhogg111) January 28, 2021
Hogg later posted a fact-based response to the QAnon Congresswoman.
-Waisting tax dollars to throw a hissy fit over not being able to bring a gun into Congress
-Waisting tax dollars attacking college students on Twitter
Is there anything you actually do for your constituents other than waist their money?
— David Hogg (He / Him) (@davidhogg111) January 29, 2021
Not surprisingly, it did not go well for Boebert.
Fred Gutenberg, father of one of the Parkland students who was murdered, also weighed in:
.@laurenboebert, you miserable, vile fraud. How dare you. You are nothing but a vile human being who has no idea the definition of toughness. You were elected on a lie. Carrying a gun and telling everyone you do does not make you tough, it makes you pathetic and weak.. https://t.co/RE1yfD16y9
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) January 29, 2021
Journalist Ben Jacobs, who was physically assaulted by then-candidate Greg Gianforte, a Republican running for Congress who actually won his Montana race, also weighed in:
This is a truly unfathomable public statement for a sitting member of Congress to make https://t.co/ARjjnoq6O7
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 29, 2021
Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts called Boebert “a lunatic.”
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is as vile as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Why should a teen and gun violence survivor be “tough” when confronted by a lunatic spouting conspiracy theories? https://t.co/NFXJ9MuohO
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 28, 2021
Former Trump administration Dept. of Homeland Security official Olivia Troye, who served as a national security advisor at the National Counterterrorism Center, the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis:
This is quite possibly one of the most deplorable moments on social media by a sitting elected official. A gun toting, insurrectionist enabler, talking down to a school shooting survivor. No. @laurenboebert Not today. Not ever. Resign. #AccountabilityBeforeUnity #Republicans https://t.co/pS2CzdKa3r
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) January 29, 2021
Political commentator Keith Olbermann summed up what many were likely thinking:
Fuck you. https://t.co/gfjpbuBFw4
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 28, 2021
Some more responses:
What. The. Fuck. Is. Wrong. With. You.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) January 29, 2021
He lived through a gun massacre at his high school and so You’re bullying him
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 29, 2021
You are making his point.
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) January 28, 2021
This is what Kevin McCarthy’s cowardice is enabling. The Republican Party is in steady decline. https://t.co/A6DAoHIdmD
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 28, 2021
I just want to remind you, because I’m not sure if conservatives remember, that he became famous because a man with a gun showed up in his high school and shot 17 of his classmates.
— The face toucher (@JonIsAwesomest) January 29, 2021
We know who needs to give it a rest and it isn’t David. And he certainly is more mature than you have ever been.
— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@jljacobson) January 28, 2021
You are a menace to the country.
— Mark Stout (@WWIPhD) January 29, 2021
Seek help. Seriously. There is something deeply wrong with you.
— Bill Shapiro (@Bill_Shapiro) January 28, 2021
Is there a contest along the GOP freshmen to see which one of you can be the shittiest human being?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 29, 2021
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) January 29, 2021
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Republican Candidate in Secret Recording Says He Has Access to Russian Hit Squad and Would ‘End’ Opponent’s Life: Report
“I know what I’m doing is noble, and I’m just trying to remain a humble servant of God,” says William Braddock
In a Politico bombshell report William Braddock, a Florida Republican congressional candidate can be heard saying he has access to Russian and Ukrainian hit squads, “billions of dollars” in offshore cash, and would “end” the life of one of his Republican political opponents, a Trump-endorsed candidate named Anna Paulina Luna, “if it needs to be done.”
“I really don’t want to have to end anybody’s life for the good of the people of the United States of America,” Republican William Braddock can be heard saying in the clip (below). “That will break my heart. But if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. Luna is a f—ing speed bump in the road. She’s a dead squirrel you run over every day when you leave the neighborhood.”
Braddock on Monday filed to run for the seat of U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who is not seeking re-election next year so he can run for governor. Luna (photo, top) is also running for that seat, and lost to Crist in 2020 but managed to get 47% of the vote.
“During a 30-minute call with a conservative activist that was recorded before he became a candidate, William Braddock repeatedly warned the activist to not support GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna in the Republican primary for a Tampa Bay-area congressional seat because he had access to assassins,” Politico reports.
“In the recording, Braddock early in the call brought up the alleged assassins. He also made rambling statements about getting financial help from fellow Freemasons or by somehow importing millions of dollars from Malta and Gibraltar.”
“I have access to a hit squad, too, Ukrainians and Russians,” he said about three minutes into the call, adding “don’t get caught out in public supporting Luna. … Luna’s gonna go down and I hope it’s by herself.”
“She’s gonna be gone. Period. That’s the end of the discussion,” Braddock can be heard saying.
Asked how that will happen, he replies: “I call up my Russian — Ukrainian hit squad, and within 24 hours, they’re sending me pictures of her disappearing.”
“No, I’m not joking,” he adds. “Like, this is beyond my control this point.”
“Russian mafia. Close-battle combat, TEC-9s, MAC-10s, silencers kind of thing. No snipers. Up close and personal. So they know the person – they know that the target has gone.”
He goes on to say, “I know what I’m doing is noble, and I’m just trying to remain a humble servant of God.”
The recording was made “just after midnight last Wednesday,” Politico says, and the activist who made it “promptly turned it over to St. Petersburg, Fla., police and gave a heads-up to her friend Luna, who filed a petition for an injunction against Braddock.”
Below is the audio published by Politico. The activist who recorded it says it was not altered. Braddock told Politico “there is no proof” it is his voice in the recording and called it “a dirty political tactic that has caused a lot of people a lot of stress and is completely unnecessary.”
(The captions on the audio appear to be auto-generated and are a poor representation of what is clearly audible, including graphic, offensive, and vile language.)
‘Putin’s Favorite Congressman’ Marched on the Capitol in ‘Protest’ – but Says He Didn’t Want ‘To Make a Scene’
A California lawmaker, often referred to as “Putin’s favorite congressman” due to his presumed loyalty to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has admitted that he did attend the “Save America Rally” prior to the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, although he claims he advised the angry mob not to storm the Capitol building.
During an interview on Monday, June 14, former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) confirmed he was in attendance at the rally after social media users spotted him in photos from the event.
“I marched to protest, and I thought the election was fraudulent and it should be investigated, and I wanted to express that and be supportive of that demand,” Rohrabacher told the Press Herald. “But I was not there to make a scene and do things that were unacceptable for anyone to do.”
While he did acknowledge that he attended the rally and supported former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the election, he went on to explain why he opposed the idea of storming the Capitol.
“By going into the building, they gave the Left the ability to direct the discussion of what was going on in a way that was harmful to the things we believe in,” Rohrabacher said, as he went on to blame “Leftist provocateurs” for allegedly encouraging the angry mob to breach the federal building.
#SeditionHunters – Thursday’s arrest of Alan Hostetter highlighted extremism in Orange County, CA, but even he is junior-league. We knew OC would send their finest, and here he is, the highest-profile #SeditionVIP yet: former U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA 42). 1/ pic.twitter.com/yJDdR5aR4T
— capitolhunters (@capitolhunters) June 12, 2021
Rohrabacher’s interview follows his lost bid for re-election. After losing the election, Rohrabacher decided to relocate to another state. He explained why he chose Maine as his destination.
“I was looking for a nice place to live, and Maine’s about the nicest place in the world,” he said. “I will tell you nothing comes anywhere close to Maine.”
“That guy up in New York, (former Mayor Michael) Bloomberg, spent $4.5 million in the last week of the 2018 campaign to defeat me, but I don’t feel bad about it,” he added. “They did me a big favor.”
Watch: Anti-Vaxxer Tells Lawmakers COVID Vaccine Makes People Magnetic and Lets Them Hang Spoons From Their Bodies
Ohio lawmakers debating a bill Tuesday that would allow anyone to refuse any vaccine for any reason and would give them the “right” to not be “discriminated” against or even asked about their vaccination status, heard from Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, recognized as one of the world’s top spreaders of vaccine disinformation.
After falsely claiming that 5000 Americans have died from the coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Tenpenny told lawmakers that the injections, which have saved countless lives around the world, make people magnetic.
“Right now we’re all kind of hypothesizing,” a fast-talking Tenpenny said, after being asked about the “EMF frequencies,” also known as electromagnetic frequencies, she “hypothesizes” are associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I mean what is it that’s actually being transmitted that’s causing all of these things? Is it a combination of the protein which now we’re finding has a metal attached to it?” Tenpenny posited to lawmakers.
“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who’ve had these shots and now they’re magnetized, and put a key on their forehead, it sticks, they can put spoons and forks all over them and they can stick because now we think that there’s a metal piece to that,” she claimed, not saying who “we” refers to. There is exactly zero proof this is legitimate.
She also pushed the false claim that vaccinated people are shedding unknown properties onto unvaccinated people.
“There has been people who’ve long suspected that there was some sort of an interface,” she continued, using air quotes, “yet to be defined in the interface between what’s being injected in these shots, and all of the 5G towers. Not proven yet, but we’re trying to figure out what is it that’s being transmitted to these unvaccinated people.”
The name of the Ohio bill, HB 248, is the “Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act,” to protect science-denying unvaccinated Ohioans from discrimination.
As far as Dr. Tenpenny goes, the Center for Public Integrity reports “Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, who offers a $595, eight-week course in anti-vaccine talking points despite a federal judge having found her ‘unqualified’ to weigh in as an expert witness on a vaccine-related lawsuit (‘Television interviews do not an expert make,’ he wrote).”
Ohio Capital Journal reporterTyler Buchanan posted the video, below. His colleague at the Journal, Jake Zuckerman, who he says has “followed the anti-vax movement in Ohio closer than anyone over the past year,” posted this today:
Handed to me outside the statehouse today pic.twitter.com/XqTyVJvunz
— Jake Zuckerman (@jake_zuckerman) June 8, 2021
Watch the video:
Testimony going off the rails now.
Tenpenny is claiming there is metal in the vaccine that causes forks to stick to your forehead. She saw videos of it on the internet, you see
Also promoting the 5G cell phone network vaccine theory. This is the anti-vaccine “expert witness” pic.twitter.com/sPpuAqmHba
— Tyler Buchanan (@Tylerjoelb) June 8, 2021
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