Even though they’re already suspected of having played a role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are now making what they insist are jokes about using explosives to blow up metal detectors at the U.S. Capitol.

Over the weekend, Gaetz was speaking at a campaign event for Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-FL), who is seeking to join Boebert and Gaetz in Congress when he began to complain about metal detectors at the Capitol, according to Mediaite:

Gaetz mentioned Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) objection to the metal detectors that were installed in the Capitol complex shortly after the Jan. 6 riot. Multiple Republican lawmakers loudly complained about the metal detectors, claiming they were a violation of their constitutional rights, and Boebert was among those who attempted to circumvent the screening by walking around the metal detectors or refusing to allow her bag to be searched.

Boebert, said Gaetz during his remarks Saturday, was a “5 foot nothing woman” who “carries a firearm for her personal protection,” but the metal detectors on the House floor were installed after “they got triggered by that.”

“I said, man, is it, is it ‘tannonite’ [sic] or C4 we want to put in those metal detectors and we blow ’em up,” said Gaetz as Sabatini clapped and the crowd laughed and cheered.

Here’s the video:

Later, Gaetz doubled down on his remarks, posting this on Twitter:

Boebert expressed her support for what Gaetz had said:

She then tried to hedge her remarks:

Twitter users were not the least bit amused, and they let Boebert and Gaetz know it:

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