Second Amendment lawyer Lauren Boebert is facing criticism for tweeting about Joe Biden’s “lid” when dozens of police rushed to a shooting at a grocery store in Colorado.
Police tweeted an active shooting alert in Boulder just before 3pm local time, with a video showing a handcuffed man, shirtless and covered in blood, escorted from the building about 30 minutes later.
“The White House just rang a lid at 1313 today. The bidet is back in the basement, at least figuratively,” tweeted Mrs. Boebert.
“Meanwhile, the country is in chaos and the border is falling apart.”
The tweet, which had 6,500 likes, had 2,500 comments that strongly focused on the timing of her criticism of Joe Biden’s daily plan.
“Hey, any comments on the people shot down in Boulder while shopping?” asked a user.
Boebert commented on the shooting shortly after reports began appearing, posting on both her personal and public accounts to condemn the shots.
“My prayers are with buyers, employees, first responders and others affected by the shooting in Boulder,” she said. “While we are still awaiting important information and details in this case, random public shootings and senseless acts of violence are never ok.”
It comes after Boebert hit back at Twitter critics of her joke about Biden’s fall that stumbled up the stairs to Air Force One.
“Yesterday I put all my weapons up,” she wrote on Twitter, adding: “Biden can never get to them now!”
Missing the battle line, her political opponents trained the hashtag #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb for, as one user said, “she hid her weapons and told the world where they were”
In response, Boebert said the hashtag was an example of misconduct among misogynistic Democrats.
“Seeing #LaurenBoebertIsSo Stupid trend at number one only proves what I have been saying all week. The left hates women and I am their top target, “she said in a tweet.