Lauren Boebert's attempt at damage control falls flat after 'impeach Biden' blunder
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) had a relatively embarrassing moment when she suggested that President Joe Biden be impeached. The freshman congresswoman not only failed at getting her point across, but also at her attempt to do damage control for it.
In an attempt to publicly pivot from the lawmaker's blunder, Boebert spokesman Jake Settle released a statement.
“Rep. Boebert is glad to see that a staff error is forcing HuffPost to talk about impeaching Biden," he said.
However, the publication also notes that the lawmaker's "politically driven" attempt to have Biden impeached will likely "go nowhere."
His remarks came after her release began circulating online.
On Friday, September 24, Boebert introduced new articles of impeachment for Biden but apparently she did not know how to spell the word. On her website, an image was uploaded featuring big bold letters that read: "IMEACH BIDEN."
The "read more" link only makes the situation worse. The Colorado lawmaker, who also voted in support of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election, explained why she believes Biden should be impeached.
In her press release, she said "it's time to impeach Biden because nobody has resigned since he withdrew U.S. troops from Afghanistan, leaving behind some military equipment as the Taliban took over," HuffPost reports.
"There have been no resignations, no indictments, no investigations, no congressional oversight, no outcry from the mainstream media, and no apologies," her statement said, "so I'm stepping up to hold Biden and Harris accountable by filing articles of impeachment for giving aid and comfort to America's enemies and colluding with the Taliban."
Although Boebert's office corrected the glaring error in the word "impeach," social media users were already taking jabs at the lawmaker. South Park series co-writer Toby Morton purchased the web domain imeachbiden.com. The publication reports that it redirects to a parody site featuring Boebert and her bizarre conspiracy-inspired beliefs.
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