Boebert Demands Blocking of Dems From Committee for Being “Conspiracy Theorists”

The Colorado Republican is understood for peddling conspiracy theories, together with election denial.

On Saturday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) claimed that Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff (California) and Eric Swalwell (California) ought to be barred from serving on the Home Intelligence Committee, saying that they’re “conspiracy theorists.”

Boebert is an election denier and loyalist to former President Donald Trump who has repeatedly peddled false conspiracy theories tied to QAnon. Her feedback, made on Fox Information on Saturday evening, echoed previous statements from Speaker of the Home Kevin McCarthy (R-California), who has promised to not seat Schiff and Swalwell on the congressional panel.

Each Schiff and Swalwell have participated in numerous investigations into Trump’s alleged wrongdoings. Schiff served as lead manager during Trump’s first impeachment trial, for instance, when the previous president was accused of making an attempt to coerce Ukrainian leaders to seek out political filth on now-President Joe Biden in trade for navy help towards potential Russian aggression in 2019.

Boebert attacked Schiff over his calls for for Trump inquiries and implied, with out proof, that Swalwell had shared intelligence with a Chinese language spy. (U.S. intelligence officials do not believe Swalwell shared such information.)

“They’re actually displaying their colours, they’re a bunch of Blue Anons, conspiracy theorists, which have these witch hunts and hopes that they chase after,” Boebert said during the Fox News program.

Boebert’s assertion that Swalwell and Schiff are “conspiracy theorists” is hypocritical, because the Colorado Republican has persistently pushed false info, together with wrongly asserting that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.

“There is no such thing as a method that anybody can name the 2020 presidential election honest,” Boebert mentioned on social media following Trump’s loss.

Boebert was certainly one of 147 Republicans in Congress who voted against certifying the Electoral College results of the 2020 election.

In the identical Fox Information interview, Boebert attacked Democrats for his or her reactions to the revelation that Biden was conserving labeled paperwork at a assume tank bearing his title and at his non-public house. Democratic requires investigations into Trump — who stored greater than 300 labeled paperwork at his house in Florida — are hypocritical if Democrats don’t additionally demand investigations into Biden, she mentioned.

“The Democrats’ double customary is uncontrolled,” Boebert said on Saturday. “They need to throw Trump in jail over labeled paperwork, and with Biden it’s ‘let’s wait and see.’”

The instances are notably totally different, nevertheless. Trump stored paperwork hidden at his property whereas the Nationwide Archives and Data Administration (NARA) sought their return for greater than a yr; the Division of Justice (DOJ) finally needed to get entangled as soon as it was revealed that the information at Mar-a-Lago included labeled paperwork. In Biden’s case, the paperwork were returned as soon as Biden’s lawyers realized that the president had them in his possession.

“Equating the 2 instances is like saying a hit-and-run [car accident] is similar as a fender bender the place the responsible celebration calls the police and pulls out his license and insurance coverage card,” said USA Today opinion columnist Rex Huppke.