Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has made it very clear she needs to be the center of attention, even if it’s negative. Earlier this month she even shared that when she’s not being criticized on social media enough, she starts trolling to get noticed.
However, when the hashtag #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb started trending again, her public reaction to it seemed to hint that she wasn’t so happy about being criticized after all. The insulting hashtag hit Twitter’s trending list Wednesday and was still going Thursday morning. In the clip below, Boebert responds to the trend, saying that “haters” made it popular.
In response to #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb trending again tonight, Boebert puts out a video that she isn’t “going to bother entertaining the haters who put this out.” I have to say, I’m entertained by her not entertaining it, while she is entertaining it. pic.twitter.com/6TPsMrClZ4
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 13, 2021
It’s definitely popular, and while the hashtag itself is harsh and the words are ablist, many people are using it to call attention to legitimate issues with Boebert’s governing.
For example, they’ve boosted concerns about how she and other GOP officials have rejected COVID-19 precautions, to the detriment of their constituents and the country.
— Cortney (@GenXCortney) October 13, 2021
Then of course there are the reminders of her behavior on January 6th, including her tweets about 1776 and her oversharing about the locations of lawmakers as the Capitol Building was breached.
#LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb she actually publicly posted the location of the Speaker on Jan 6 during an insurrection so we could all know for sure what she meant when posting "today is 1776" that morning.
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) October 13, 2021
Also, there’s the ongoing campaign to remind her and everyone watching of certain behaviors in her past, and her husband’s.
— Killer Queen (@tattooedtergum) October 13, 2021
— ScottCarson66 (@SCarson66) October 14, 2021
Her routine dismissal of trans rights matters comes up, too.
— Alesha Arrington (@aleshadalin) October 13, 2021
— KD 📚🌎🌊🇺🇸 (@kdnerak33) October 13, 2021
Boebert says she likes to “turn it on its head” when she trends this way, and she posted the hashtag herself, along with a call for supporters to donate $17.76 to her campaign. Whether or not this works out for her profitably, the day of trending brought plenty of attention to her worst behaviors as a Congress member.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com