Lauren Boebert Mocked For Asserting In A Hearing That Trump ‘Certainly Looks Pretty’

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At a certainly strange hearing recently held of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) tried complimenting ex-President Donald Trump’s looks.

She was talking about an instance of Trump allegedly sleeping during an ongoing criminal trial of his in New York City on allegations of falsifying business records in connection to an alleged scheme to target the 2016 presidential election with Stormy Daniels’ hush money.

“I think he’s praying,” Boebert said, referring specifically to an image brought to that House hearing by Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.). “But if he is sleeping, you know, he certainly looks pretty while he sleeps. Maybe it’s an endearing moment of prayer, though. […] Maybe it’s just a somber moment of thought.”

Garcia replied right then and there. “I mean, he’s sleeping. It’s been reported by multiple press outlets,” Garcia retorted.

The clip was highlighted on social media by a rapid response team that is part of the Biden re-election campaign. Them sharing the clip at all clearly indicated a belief the absurdity spoke for itself.

Author Jeff Sharlet characterized the situation as just absurd. “I thought this was a joke so I listened and it’s not. I mean it is, but she believes it. I mean, she “believes” it. Her every word merits scare quotes. “Boebert,”” he posted on X, the site formerly called Twitter.

Fellow platform user Eli Friedmann offered a similarly critical perspective. “One purpose of the nonstop stupidity is to make normal people just tune out and give up,” he posted online.

Boebert herself recently showed up to a day of Trump’s criminal trial proceedings, joining a long and expanding list of prominent Republicans making the trek. Most if not all of Trump’s support from his family — in terms of visiting in-person — has come from just Eric Trump, the ex-president’s moderate-profile son.