Lauren Boebert Heckles Joe Biden At SOTU, Elites Faint
Lauren Boebert Heckles Joe Biden At SOTU, Elites Faint
Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert broke the decorum of the “sacred” chamber of the House of Representatives by heckling Joe Biden. Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene also heckled Biden, but that was only about men taking over women’s sports. Boebert’s heckle sin was much greater because he was about to speak of his son’s death. One cannot heckle sacred Joe about sacred Beau in the sacred chamber. Elites across the country grabbed for their smelling salts as they fainted dead away.
I want to make it clear that I don’t approve of heckling in any forum. It’s rude. Biden was an invited guest. He is a fabulist and a lying sack of whale excrement, but he was a guest. Lauren could have tweeted her feelings. I am an old-fashioned Southern Belle. I don’t raise my voice in public. I will roll my eyes and make 1,000 judgy faces. I could never play poke. At home, I yell like a drill instructor. In public, nah.
I don’t think that our Congress buildings are sacred spaces, though. The are not the high temples of our Republic. Our Founding documents serve that purpose. Our elected servants just like to give themselves airs. The buildings of Congress being their sacred palaces make them think they are far above us. Joe and company are our servants.
So, what set Lauren Boebert off so that she felt the need to shout out during the State of the Union (SOTU)? Her outburst came when Joe Biden was speaking of the burn pits that have been used in our modern war zones. Here is the relevant portion from the SOTU:
Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers.
One was stationed at bases and breathing in toxic smoke from “burn pits” that incinerated wastes of war—medical and hazard material, jet fuel, and more.
When they came home, many of the world’s fittest and best trained warriors were never the same.
Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness.
A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.
It was at this point that Boebert shouted out “thirteen of them”. She was referencing the thirteen flag draped coffins of the military personnel (11 Marines, one Navy, one Soldier) killed at Harmid Karzai International Airport in Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. You remember how Biden looked at his watch during the Dignified Transfer of Remains at Dover Air Force Base. He clearly had somewhere else more important to be.
As he usually does, Joe Biden used this to bring up his late son, Army Officer Beau Biden:
One of those soldiers was my son Major Beau Biden.
We don’t know for sure if a burn pit was the cause of his brain cancer, or the diseases of so many of our troops.
But I’m committed to finding out everything we can.
Joe Biden went off script in talking about Beau. You can hear it in this YouTube video of the SOTU. He talks about Beau living in/near a burn pit in his hooch in Iraq and Kosovo:
It’s a nit-picky thing, but Beau probably lived in a storage container, not a hooch. Just saying.
I don’t approve a Boebert shouting out, but I understand her frustration. Biden put a high shine gloss on his first (Sweet Baby Jesus, we have three more years of this) year in office. All the problems were someone else’s fault and he didn’t mention Afghanistan and the thirteen soldiers killed in action or the scores wounded.
The execrable Jake Tapper had to take Boebert to task:
I deleted the original tweet and rewrote because Biden's reference to flag-draped coffins of soldiers was NOT about KIA, but rather burn pit victims. Sorry about that! The burn pit issue is very important and we've covered it a great deal: https://t.co/7VVRf4MMus
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 2, 2022
On February 4, 2020, as President Trump finished the SOTU, Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of the address. She had carefully pre-torn the copy to make it easier for a big dramatic show. I thought we learned on January 6, 2021 that harming any government property in the Temple of Democracy was a crime punishable by being held in solitary without being charged. But, Jake Tapper said nary a word, except that Trump got under Pelosi’s skin.
Well, Jake, Biden got under Boebert’s skin. Talking with Clay Travis and Buck Sexton on their radio program, Boebert was unapologetic:
CLAY: Congresswoman, what’s been the reaction again and what do you think about Biden not having the time to mention the 13 Afghan — soldiers we lost in Afghanistan?
REP. BOEBERT: So when I heard Joe Biden trying to win political points by talking about troops that were being buried in flag-draped coffins, my mind went straight to the 13 servicemen and women that died in Afghanistan. The mother of one of those soldiers lives in my district and she told me that Joe Biden killed her son. You know, last night Joe Biden certainly had time to invite a Big Tech CEO to the State of the Union but couldn’t bother to recognize any of the families whose loved ones were lost in Afghanistan.
I think the reaction that we are getting from me saying, “You put them in there,” 13 of them in those flag-draped coffins. We’re getting a lot of people saying, “Thank you.” Because these 13 service members would not have been mentioned, would not have been brought up had that reaction not taken place last night. It’s not something that I had planned, but also, Buck, the left is really upset at me for interrupting Joe Biden’s speech.
And, she tweeted this:
The left is pissed because I called out Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left 13 of America’s finest in a flag-draped coffin.
They are mad because a speech was “interrupted”.
Ask the the families who lost their loved ones how interrupted their lives are now.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 2, 2022
I understand where the Congresswoman is coming from. I would not have yelled out. But, the whole world would have known that I was angry about Biden ignoring the blood on his hands. Not that he remembers his unconscionable incompetence, because his brains are pudding. Do you think the elites have gotten off their fainting sofa yet?