Lauren Boebert Torches Eric Swalwell In Fierce Twitter Battle, ‘You Can’t Date Me’


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Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert took Democrat California Rep. Eric Swalwell to the woodshed after he attempted to pin the Highland Park parade massacre on MAGA Republicans.

He also showed a photo of the shooter, Robert Crimo III, next to a photo of Rep. Boebert holding a rifle.

“Don’t let the @GOP or right-wing media fool you. Gun violence affects everyone regardless of where you live. Highland Park sits about 30 min north of Chicago and is 90% White. The Highland Park shooting didn’t happen because of ‘Chicago’s crime,’” he said.

“The #HighlandPark shooting happened—like all the other 314 mass shootings so far this year —because the @GOP’s gun policies choose killers over our kids,” the representative said.

“Robert E. Crimo III was a 22 yr old Trump supporter who was able to legally purchase deadly military-style weapons without background checks because that is what Pro-Killer Republicans in Congress have allowed him to do,” he said.

And then he took aim, at Rep. Boebert.

“Let’s start drawing straight lines,” he said in the caption of the photo of Boebert and Crimo.

“Yes, let’s. How’s Fang Fang these days?” Boebert said as she shared a photo drawing a line from him to Chinese Communist Party spy Fang Fang who Swalwell had some type of relationship with, to Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.


Swalwell did not respond to that tweet, but he did respond to another.

“Trying to link responsible gun ownership with murder makes less sense than @ericswalwell’s Presidential Campaign,” she said.

“Thank you for remembering I ran. That puts you in rare company. *It doesn’t excuse you for your pro-killer policies,” he said.

But Boebert ended him, and the debate, with one final tweet.

.@EricSwalwell, give it up creep. Did Fang Fang block you on WeChat? You can’t date me, she said.

The argument came weeks after Boebert was declared the winner of her primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Boebert handily defeated Republican state Rep. Don Coram, a rancher who called Boebert an “extremist.”

Boebert had criticized Coram for working with legislative Democrats as he tried to position himself as a “centrist.”


Far-left journalist Nick Bowlin published an article in The Guardian describing efforts by Democrats “moderate Republicans” to get Boebert voted out of office.

Those efforts failed on Tuesday night.

Boebert has a long list of endorsements, including from former President Donald Trump.

“Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has done a fantastic job in her first term representing Colorado’s Third District,” Trump said in a statement. “She is a fearless leader, a defender of the America First Agenda, and a fighter against the Loser RINOs and Radical Democrats. She will continue to be tough on Crime, strong on Borders, and always protect our under-siege Second Amendment. Lauren has my Complete and Total Endorsement for her reelection!”

In their endorsement of Boebert, the Colorado Gazette noted: “In two years, Boebert has made herself the prime sponsor of a remarkable 32 bills that will gain traction if Republicans win control of the House in November.”

Below are a few examples of the bills that Boebert is part of:

“Trust the Science Act,” HR 7766, requires the secretary of the Interior to reissue regulations removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list.

“Protecting Free Speech Act,” HR 7641, “To terminate the Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security…”

The “I-70 Detour Act,” HR 7501, “to offset extended closures” along I-70.

“No Taxpayer Funds of Illegal Immigrants Act,” HR 6621

The “Active Forest Management, Forest Conservation, and Wildfire Prevention Act,” HR 4302, would improve fire mitigation and attack beetle kill in the forests.

Prior to her win, she introduced the “Fueling American Prosperity Act” to lower gas prices, increase domestic production, and restore American energy dominance.

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