Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) yesterday attacked a Canadian teacher for being gay on her Twitter account, which has 1.4 million followers.
Sharing a video that was posted on Twitter by Brooklyn realtor and anti-LGBTQ activist Chaya Raichik, Boebert wrote: “Why we need school choice, explained in less than a minute.”
The video, though, doesn’t really show much that’s objectionable. The teacher has a lot of rainbow colors in his classroom, and he turns off his lights to show some of the LED lights he set up. There’s a Canadian flag clearly visible because he teaches in Canada.
Boebert didn’t block out the teacher’s TikTok handle, which could explain why he turned off comments on his account.
Raichik (who goes by “Libs of TikTok” on Twitter) wrote that the teacher is “also a drag queen.” She doesn’t say why that’s bad; many teachers can have hobbies outside of work. Drag performers have been getting protested this past year due to their association with LGBTQ people, with white nationalist groups like Patriot Front and Proud Boys claiming that drag queens molest children.
Why we need school choice, explained in less than a minute. https://t.co/QbUiFTu0od
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 24, 2022
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also attacked the Canadian teacher, saying that he is “coming for your children.” She called for de-funding the U.S. Department of Education, even though it has no control over Canadian schools.
They really meant it when they sang, “we are coming for your children.”
Maybe School Choice is not enough.
We should seriously consider defunding the Department of Education. https://t.co/FTFE2tapM2
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 25, 2022
Also this weekend, Boebert joked at the Turning Point Action Student Action Summit this weekend that the rumor that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) hired her as a sex worker “is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard about Ted Cruz.”
Boebert addressing a high school:
“Contrary to popular belief, I have never been an escort .. for *Senator* Ted Cruz. But I will tell you tonight: it is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard about Ted Cruz.”#LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb pic.twitter.com/rDevhOWSiP
— 🇺🇦 Paul the other one… (@paulcshipley) July 25, 2022