Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was met with immediate backlash after tweeting Monday that “the Taliban are the only people building back better.”
The quick fall of the government in Afghanistan has alarmed translators who assisted the U.S., female politicians, and others who have been scrambling to get out of the country for fear of their safety.
Boebert currently is assigned to the Committee on Natural Resources; the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the U.S.; the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife; and the Committee on the Budget.
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The Taliban are the only people building back better.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 16, 2021
I can’t believe you serve in congress
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 16, 2021
Not exactly high school valedictorian, were we?
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) August 16, 2021
Makes sense. You tried to overthrow the US government so of course you support the overthrow of the Afghan government. https://t.co/XIUZu5sB6t
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 17, 2021
This is the most disgusting and disturbing thing I have ever seen from a sitting member of Congress. Siding with the Taliban over the United States must be condemned immediately by the @GOP, and @GOPLeader McCarthy needs to strip Rep. Boebert from her committee assignments. pic.twitter.com/yU3w0SHTn3
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 16, 2021
Boebert and the Taliban share a lot in common: they both bash gays, love guns, want religious rule, and are proudly anti-American and anti-vax. https://t.co/ylTIvGwsQ0
— Rep. Steven Woodrow (@WoodrowForCO) August 16, 2021
Wether it’s white supremacists in America or Taliban extremists in Afghanistan—Boebert is consistent in praising terrorists & insurrections. https://t.co/IyJ6F2hIhr
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) August 17, 2021