Rep. Lauren Boebert, fresh off her last round in an ongoing Jimmy Kimmel fight, has taken a break from trying to channel Ronald Reagan and instead attacked several of her fellow House members with conspiracy theories while waving the term “jihad squad” around. Rep. Ilhan Omar was accused of sending “over a million dollars” to her husband “and not her brother-husband – the other one” by the legislator who was nabbed for paying rent with campaign funds, and that was only the beginning of her racially tinged rant.
Bobert was enraged by GOP Rep. Paul Gosar’s censure after he tweeted an anime movie showing him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vice President Joe Biden, and one local Colorado television anchor had had enough. Following that, anchor Kyle Clark of 9 News (an NBC affiliate) went on a one-minute rant in which he slammed Boebert’s “bigoted” remarks. He also urges the media to hold Boebert to a higher standard rather than allowing her to go rampant.
Here’s part of Clark’s rant:
“It’s time to acknowledge something that may be obvious by now. We hold Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert to a different standard than every other elected official in Colorado. We hold Congresswoman Boebert to a far lower standard. If we held her to the same standard as every other elected Republican and Democrat in Colorado, we would be here, near nightly, chronicling the cruel, false, and bigoted things that Boebert says for attention and fundraising.”
That wasn’t the end of it. “Our double standard is unjust to all elected leaders in Colorado, Republicans and Democrats, who demonstrate human decency,” Clark said. He’s not wrong, and in other news, Sherronna Bishop, Boebert’s ex-campaign manager, was the subject of a recent FBI raid. According to Salon, Bishop is an ally of Mike Lindell, and she was involved in “stoking bogus reports of voting machine difficulties in the election.” She seems to fit perfectly in with the Boebert worldview.