U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado is notorious for fueling anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry. She is all in on the big lie that former President Donald Trump was the victim of a stolen election and has shown herself as an insurrectionist sympathizer. Boebert seemingly revels in the discomfort of marginalized people as she gleefully goes on the attack with the right-wing "groomer" label. She saves some of her more dark attacks for consumption on Twitter.
Check out some of the most insidious tweets from the Republican congresswoman below.
A recent report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate and the Human Rights Campaign indicates that Boebert is among the top three Twitter users who spread the hateful and damaging false "groomer" attack. The Colorado Republican, who is proud of her mention on the list, seemingly strives to be number 1.
One of Boebert's frequently used tactics is framing matters in the "us versus them" context. In this tweet from August 11, Boebert implements the use of a dog whistle, calling in essence for her supporters to prepare to arm themselves in defense of their views because, as she indicates, a point of no return may have been reached.
In the aftermath of the FBI executing a search warrant at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, Republicans like Boebert have been frothing up their supporters' fear of federal agencies. Far-right politicians have planted seeds of distrust of the federal government, which has resulted in an uptick in militias and other antigovernment groups.
Republicans have a love-hate relationship with social media companies. On the one hand, they use mainstream social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook to rile up their droves of followers, while on the other hand, they criticize the platforms that allow them to spout mostly unbridled vitriol when one of the private companies that provide these services implements accountability measures for extra hateful content. Boebert is among the right-wing politicians whose online antics have earned them temporary suspensions.
One month after a gunman with an AR-15 style rifle shot up an Independence Day parade in Illinois, Republicans continue with their vice grip on assault weapons in the name of Second Amendment freedom. When the cruelty is the point, however, you find images of elected officials, including Boebert, posing with weapons of war in an effort to 'own the libs.'
Republicans are terrified of parts of speech. Pronouns, to be exact. And in particular, it's he, she, and they. As though one were using a slur, Republicans recoil at using preferred pronouns in all aspects of life. Now school boards are starting to implement policies that forbid teachers to indicate which pronouns they prefer to be addressed by in their email signatures.
Resistant to change and progress, Boebert tweeted about Democrats changing the definitions of things. Here Boebert makes a veiled reference to an issue Republicans have been obsessed with this summer: the definition of a woman. Of course, Republicans are not confused as to what defines a woman. Instead, they use the "What is a woman?" question to erase and delegitimize trans people, which appears to be one of the right wing's main political missions.
Boebert also went after Randy Rainbow in a tweet in May while mocking a preschool's inclusive learning cards. Of course, Rainbow wasn't having any of that and tweeted back at the lawmaker, writing, "Sweetie your homophobia is showing…and for the record, I’ve had my tubes tied."