QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) had the gall to accuse a black congresswoman of being an “insurrectionist” for peacefully protesting in support of voting rights at the Capitol.
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) made headlines this week when Capitol Police hypocritically arrested her for engaging in peaceful protest demanding the United States Senate pass the For The People Act to protect voting rights across the country.
The arrest caused outrage because Capitol Police did not arrest any of the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6th even though they brutally assaulted officers, vandalized property, searched for lawmakers to murder, and sought to overthrow democracy.
Arresting Beatty is unjust, but Boebert stirred further outrage by referring to her as an “insurrectionist” who should be locked up.
Will she be locked in solitary confinement for 7 months for this insurrection? https://t.co/2GniKmgWOW
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 16, 2021
Again, Beatty was peacefully protesting and did nothing to justify being arrested. She certainly is not an insurrectionist. Boebert, however, is an insurrectionist who not only may have helped Trump supporters plan their attack on the Capitol, she also helped incite it and informed the insurrectionists about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) location as she was evacuated from the House floor. If anyone should be arrested and jailed for insurrection, it’s Boebert.
Americans took her to the woodshed in response.
She didn’t smear feces on the walls and break things like your buddies.
— Frank Wears A Mask (@Headfullofnigh1) July 16, 2021
An insurrection requires an act of violence, so no.
— Ryan (@ryann_71) July 16, 2021
No, but you might. pic.twitter.com/x4AB4eMO2J
— Tim Murphy 🇺🇸 (@Murp1953Tim) July 16, 2021
Protesting isn’t an insurrection, dumbass.
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) July 16, 2021
Probably not. She didn’t beat anyone with the American flag.
— Cyndi (@Cyndi51152664) July 16, 2021
Did she break glass, erect a gallows? Did she try by force to stop the change of government?
— People Are Saying (@Vikingsarewe) July 16, 2021
Was she pounding on police officers with flagpoles? Was she assaulting police officers? Was she looking to attack congress people?
— Marco from Philly (@marco_callahan) July 16, 2021
BooBoo… I didn’t see her smashing windows, using weapons, beating on cops with anything they could get their hands on… threatening to kill the house speaker… just a peaceful protestor who didn’t resist arrest… and guess what no AR15
— congressional news (@Merlinjwm) July 16, 2021
Peaceful protest is not insurrection. Insurrection is violently breaking into and defacing the Capitol building in order to stop a Constitutional process.
— Rachel Wilder (@RachelTheWilder) July 16, 2021
Notice the word violent. pic.twitter.com/NsgnjR9z8l
— Carl (@choleman69) July 16, 2021
By all rights, Boebert should be charged and prosecuted for her role in the insurrection. She live-tweeted Pelosi’s location as a violent right-wing mob searched for lawmakers to assassinate. Capitol Police should be arresting her, not Beatty.
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