Lauren Boebert mocked Admiral Rachel Levine & quickly got schooled by Twitter

Lauren Boebert at the Truth & Liberty Coalition conference
Lauren Boebert at the Truth & Liberty Coalition conference Photo: Screenshot

Anti-LGBTQ Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) took to Twitter to mock transgender Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine after she was sworn in as four-star admiral and became the first transgender four-star officer in all eight of the uniformed services.

Levine also became the first female four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Boebert reacted to the news by tweeting a photo of Levine and writing, “Welcome to woke medicine, America.”

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Many were quick to defend Levine, including Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) who didn’t shy away from telling Boebert how he really feels.

Replying directly to her tweet, Beyer wrote, “Dr. Levine is an accomplished pediatrician, a graduate of Harvard and Tulane, a former fellow at one of America’s top teaching hospitals, a professor who created medical programs at Penn State to help young people, and PA’s former Physician General.”

He then declared, “You are just a hateful bigot.”

Other replies also defended Levine’s qualifications and mocked Boebert in the process.

This is far from Boebert’s first time ranting against the LGBTQ+ community.

Earlier this year, she spoke on the House floor against the pro-LGBTQ Equality Act, stating, “Where is the equity in this legislation for the young girls across America who will have to look behind their backs as they change in school locker rooms, just to make sure there isn’t a confused man trying to catch a peek?”

She also believes that gay people – and gay cartoon characters – are a threat to children.

After the House of Representatives made rules about using gender-neutral language when referring to parents, Boebert accused progressives of wanting “to get rid of parents all together.” She did not cite any evidence that Democrats are trying to take away anyone’s children, but she made sure to warn her followers: “NEVER surrender your children.”

Boebert also wasn’t only the one who denigrated Levine’s accomplishments. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) twice tweeted out transphobic comments in response to the news.

“The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” Banks wrote.

About fifteen minutes later, he added, “Calling someone that was born and lived as a man for 54 years the first ‘female’ four-star officer is an insult to every little girl who dreams of breaking glass ceilings one day.”

Many also mocked him in response.

Banks, who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, also recently voiced his support for a Mike Pence presidential run in 2024.

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