Lauren Boebert’s tweet about anti-Semitism backfires
President Joe Biden announced a new fight plan on Thursday Hate, prejudice and violence against Jewish people and combat a alarming increase in anti-Semitism – and Rep. Lauren Boebert (Republican from Colorado) takes that very personally.
The President’s plan outlines more than 100 steps the government and its partners can take to combat anti-Semitism, according to The Associated Press. Biden said so sends a “clear and powerful message” that “evil will not triumph in America, hatred will not triumph” and “the poison and violence of anti-Semitism will not be the history of our time.”
If you thought that fighting hate was something most Americans could support even in times of polarization, guess again: It seems Boebert assumed that targeting hate groups really meant turning conservatives into to take aim.
“When they say that they mean they want to persecute conservatives,” she tweeted. ”Their tactics are straight out of the USSR playbook.”
Many Twitter users thought Boebert was revealing something about himself in her tweet, with one person declaring, “Every MAGA GOP radical extremist’s allegations are a confession!!!”
Another estimated that the Colorado Republican appeared to admit that “conservatives spread hate and are anti-Semitic.”
As of Thursday afternoon, it looked like Boebert’s tweet had faltered the dreaded Twitter relationshipbut it garnered scathing praise from one user, who described it as “a unique piece of its own.”
Boebert’s anti-anti-Semitism tweet isn’t her only hot take that didn’t turn out so well.
Earlier this week she falsely claimed that having a baby is cheaper than contraception.