On Thursday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), a controversial first-term Congresswoman, took to Twitter to harass David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland shooting who has since worked as an advocate for common sense gun control. Recently, video emerged of harassment from another controversial first-term Congresswoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who once followed Hogg and others through the streets of D.C., dishing out petulant complaints as she went. Boebert — who has gained notoriety for stunts like her stated intention to carry a gun while on duty at the Capitol — mocked Hogg’s “toughness” in her Twitter message.
Originally, Hogg posted a message calling out the “real threats” posed by Boebert and Greene, and Boebert replied as follows:
‘David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child.’
David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face.
Give your keyboard a rest, child. https://t.co/DDnpmkyfIS
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 28, 2021
David Hogg is 20 years old — he is not a child. In addition, suggesting that he’s not “tough” because he refused to engage with Greene while the eventual Congresswoman was maniacally following him through the streets is ridiculous. Willingness to “debate” right-wing extremists is not a measure of so-called “toughness.” Through his advocacy on behalf of common sense gun safety measures via the March For Our Lives activism organization, Hogg has done more to advance the interests of people across America than Boebert could dream of doing during her current stint in Congress, based on her past behavior.
During the initial stages of her time in Congress, Boebert has stuck to incendiary public behavior. Although she hasn’t admitted to any kind of nefarious intent and the debacle might have been fueled by her sheer ineptitude regarding her position, she even tweeted about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) while an apparently murderous pro-Trump mob swarmed the Capitol grounds.
She’s not alone among Republicans — besides her documented harassment of Hogg, Greene’s documented past behavior also includes repeated expressions of support for executing top Democrats, according to a CNN report. Greene — who currently serves in Congress — expressed this apparent support via Facebook, where she liked comments including a message speaking approvingly of a “bullet to the head” for Pelosi. Greene claimed that “teams of people” have been involved with her social media presence over the years, but there’s no apparent meaningful evidence for this explanation.
Check out Twitter’s response to the message from Boebert below: