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Rep. Lauren Boebert had something to say to a Democratic Washington, D.C. city councilwoman following remarks she made last week regarding the ongoing illegal migrant crisis.
During a press conference last week, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (D) complained about GOP Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona busing migrants who crossed illegally to the nation’s capital as a way of alleviating pressure on their states’ support systems.
In addition, both GOP governors wanted to force Democratic officials of so-called “sanctuary cities” to have to deal with at least a small portion of the crisis that has widely been blamed on President Joe Biden’s reversals of former President Donald Trump’s immigration and border security policies.
“So it’s been said, but it’s worth reiterating that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis and the federal government has not stepped up to assist the District of Columbia,” Nadeau said on Thursday, seeking to blame the GOP for the situation. “In many ways, the governors, Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town.”
DC city council member:
“The governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis [and] have turned us into a border town.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 8, 2022
The Blaze added:
Nadeau’s laughable comments — made despite Washington, D.C., being more than 2,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border — were made at the same press conference where D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency over the influx of migrants.
In response to the border crisis — in which millions of migrants have poured into the U.S. under President Joe Biden’s leadership — Abbott and Ducey began sending migrants to D.C., New York City, and Chicago earlier this year. All of the Democrat-run cities have bemoaned the flood of migrants despite being sanctuary cities.
Nadeau’s remarks drew a one-line response from Boebert, a Colorado Republican: “Actually, Joe Biden did that.”
Actually, Joe Biden did that. https://t.co/a5DrCpqrkD
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 8, 2022
Boebert has frequently taunted Democrats, including opposition members of the House like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The pair got into a back-and-forth on Twitter in June over the upcoming midterms, in which Boebert predicted a GOP majority.
Boebert began by mocking the self-described Democratic socialist for touting some of the same far-left economic policies adopted by the Biden administration, which has seen record inflation since taking office.
“1984 called and they want their bleak, immoral, thuggish and deadly totalitarian dystopian future back,” Boebert initially tweeted on Saturday, a likely reference to the novel by George Orwell of the same name, “1984.”
1984 called and they want their bleak, immoral, thuggish and deadly totalitarian dystopian future back.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 10, 2022
AOC tweet-quoted Boebert, asking, “Hey quick question Boebert, did you ask for a pardon after tweeting the Speaker’s location on Jan 6th? You and the KKK Caucus have been really quiet about it today and given how much y’all have to say I’m not sure why no one’s responding to this simple question.
“Maybe your friend @RepMTG can answer! Did either of you seek a pardon? Just trying to clear some things up,” she added, referencing Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
Never one to back down, Boebert responded: “Ok Sandy, $5 a gallon gas, 3+ million illegals crossing our southern border, no baby formula, inflation higher than it’s been in both of our lifetimes, and this is what you want to talk about? Your policies are failing America, and you’re going to lose the House come November.”
Ok Sandy, $5 a gallon gas, 3+ million illegals crossing our southern border, no baby formula, inflation higher than it’s been in both of our lifetimes, and this is what you want to talk about?
Your policies are failing America, and you’re going to lose the House come November 😘 https://t.co/AmOT13TWGe
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 10, 2022
That back-and-forth between came after Boebert issued a unique challenge to Ocasio-Cortez.
The Colorado Republican says ‘AOC’ should compete with her in a demolition derby.
In a new campaign ad, Boebert competes in a demolition derby in a pink car with 1776 spray-painted on the sides.
Boebert narrates: “They’re coming after everything we love, stripping our freedoms away with crime, crisis, fear. No matter what, stay strong. No matter what, be brave.
“With freedom comes the opportunity to live our very best lives. Getting there ain’t always pretty, but freedom always wins. Join me.” Boebert shared the video on Twitter where she issued her challenge to AOC.
“Fun time at the demolition derby. AOC won’t debate and won’t meet to work on legislative solutions,” Boebert noted on Twitter as she posted the campaign ad.
“Maybe she should meet me here instead. I hear she wants to get rid of her Tesla anyway,” she added, a reference to Ocasio-Cortez remarking recently that she may offload her Tesla as she feuded with the company’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk.
Fun time at the demolition derby.
AOC won’t debate and won’t meet to work on legislative solutions.
Maybe she should meet me here instead.
I hear she wants to get rid of her Tesla anyway… pic.twitter.com/qzuY1NqozZ
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 1, 2022