Rep. Lauren Boebert decided to insult the actions President Joe Biden has taken in support of Ukraine by mocking transgender people. Meanwhile, she seems to have forgotten that she was mocking the idea of the U.S. defending Ukraine just last month.
“I pray someone in our country’s ‘leadership’ is more concerned about Putin than pronouns,” she tweeted. Since obviously people can care about both the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and transgender equality, the sitting U.S. Congresswoman’s joke appears just to be based on the idea that bringing up trans people at all is funny.
I pray someone in our country’s “leadership” is more concerned about Putin than pronouns.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 24, 2022
Boebert may be expressing concern for Ukraine in that joke, but that’s not exactly the position Boebert has taken in the past. Boebert was one of several Republican lawmakers described as either openly supportive of Russian strong man Vladimir Putin or who have expressed suspicion that Biden’s support for Ukraine is based on “nefarious intentions,” according to New York Times journalist Jonathan Weisman.
“Are we all just going to not bring up the $183,000 per month payments from Burisma to Hunter Biden as all this goes down with Ukraine right now?” Boebert tweeted in January, referring to the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma.
Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was paid an unknown amount for his position on the company’s board – she just made up the $183,000 figure – and his work fueled rightwing conspiracy theories that Biden is siding with Ukraine because of his son’s work even though, as Vox reported, “the White House couldn’t literally force Hunter not to accept the job.”
In another tweet last month, she mocked Vice President Kamala Harris’s defense of Ukrainian independence comparing the looming invasion to peaceful immigration.
Kamala Harris yesterday discussed the need for "respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty".
The only problem is she was talking about Ukraine's borders, not America's borders.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 21, 2022
This month, Boebert criticized Harris for being concerned about Ukraine even though “Ukraine is not in America.”
Someone explain to the Border Czar that Ukraine is not in America and the border she has been tasked with is. https://t.co/F2SI11xe0H
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 18, 2022
In December 2020, she complained about foreign aide being sent to Ukraine. The reason Donald Trump was impeached the first time was because he threatened to withhold military aide from Ukraine.
Its a $2.3 trillion omnibus/COVID bill that reads as a liberal wish list. There are quite literally BILLIONS of foreign aid squeezed into this bill. Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Ukraine and Latin America all get hundreds of millions.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 22, 2020
Last year, she complained that Putin doesn’t like Biden that much.
Yes, dictators loved Trump and hate Biden. This is not the flex you think it is.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) March 19, 2021
And she praised Putin for working the media better than Biden.
Odd that Putin took more questions in his press conference than Joe Biden took the entire week.
America values a free press above all else and we have the leader of Russia engaging more with the media than our own.
It’s truly a shame to see.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 17, 2021
Boebert also refers to Ukraine as “the Ukraine,” an expression that is generally used to show that Ukraine is a territory of Russia.
Maybe Hunter Biden would have done better writing a “cookbook” instead of a memoir.
The problem is, there aren’t too many dishes in the Ukraine that call for Parmesan cheese.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 20, 2021
Boebert repeatedly called Russian interference in the 2016 elections the “Russian hoax” but insisted she wanted the media to cover Hunter Biden’s connections to Ukraine more.
The same people telling you that this election fraud is a conspiracy theory are the same ones that told you the Russia hoax was real for 4 years.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 20, 2020
It must be sad being a political party with nothing to run on but investigations and conjecture.
2016: Russia Hoax
2018: Mueller Hoax
2022: Jan. 6 Investigation
You’d think Democrats would’ve come up with some policy to run on by now.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 28, 2021
Team USA Sexual Predators – ❌
Conservative Parents – ✅
Election Integrity – ❌
Garage Door Pull – ✅
Afghan Child Brides – ❌
Russia Hoax – ✅
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 5, 2021
I’m ready to turn on the TV and hear nothing but “HUNTER! HUNTER! HUNTER!” the same way we heard “RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!” for three years.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 28, 2020
On Twitter, people responded negatively to Boebert’s anti-transgender joke about Ukraine.
Yeah I wish someone in the Trump admin would have been stronger. https://t.co/0IeVjM8WrY
— Michael Murphy (@MurphyMike33076) February 24, 2022
You could support the President and his actions against Russia. That would be a “leadership” action on your part.
— Keith (@KeithStar1100) February 24, 2022
It's so Christian to troll and try to be "funny" while people are dying in Ukraine. Way to be pro-life there.
— Craig Brockman (@csbrockman) February 24, 2022