Lauren Boebert, during Brandon’s utter disaster of a press conference, stood up and yelled “You put them in, 13 of them,” when Biden started talking about Afghanistan.
That shout came when Biden began discussing burn pits (the same part of his speech where Pelosi started bizarrely rubbing her knuckles together and standing up), saying
“Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers…When they came home, many of the world’s fittest and best-trained warriors were never the same: Headaches, numbness, dizziness, a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.”
Boebert, who made her remark then, later said “When Biden said flag draped coffins I couldn’t stay silent. I told him directly he did it. He put 13 in there. Our heroic servicemen and women deserve so much better.”
When Biden said flag draped coffins I couldn't stay silent. I told him directly he did it. He put 13 in there.
Our heroic servicemen and women deserve so much better.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 2, 2022
Brandon didn’t seem to notice, as he didn’t respond. He must have been thinking about getting to return to his basement and the nice rocking chair where he can drape a shawl over his knees.
Pelosi, however, did. And she was not pleased about Boebert’s remark, giving a press conference on how upset she was about it later, turning a minor incident into a major squabble, Watch that here:
Nancy Pelosi Tells Badass Lauren Boebert to "SHUT UP" After CALLING OUT Biden for Failing to Honor 13 Fallen Americans pic.twitter.com/7FnrPli7cJ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 3, 2022
As you can hear in the video, Pelosi says “I agree with what Sen. Lindsey Graham said, ‘Shut up.’ That’s what he said to them. They should just shut up.” Senator Lindsey Graham, the probably gay RINO, should be embarrassed that Pelosi is using him to attack Boebert. Pelosi should be embarrassed she couldn’t even come up with something original to say.
It was a dumb enough conference for one conservative Twitter account to post “she sounds drunk again,” a reference to the frequent (but false) rumor that Pelosi was drunk while giving one speech.
Pelosi sounds drunk again.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) March 3, 2022
Boebert, responding to Pelosi, said “So Fancy Nancy is upset about me speaking out at the State of the Union. What’s she so torn up about? I will not “shut up” about Biden’s failure in Afghanistan and the 13 heroes we lost because of it.”
So Fancy Nancy is upset about me speaking out at the State of the Union.
What’s she so torn up about?
I will not “shut up” about Biden’s failure in Afghanistan and the 13 heroes we lost because of it. pic.twitter.com/m3RnO5YiG8
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 3, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene, the conservative firebrand from Georgia, hit Pelosi too, as Fox reports. She, hammering Pelosi in a statement to that outlet, said “Outgoing Speaker Pelosi should worry about members of her own caucus, like the squad, who were just as unhappy with Biden’s speech as I was.”
Beyond that criticism, Pelosi might have wanted to get someone else to attack Boebert for a breach of decorum, as Pelosi’s the one that tore up her copy of Trump’s speech during his last State of the Union address.
Calling out breaches is one thing; though no one really cares, it’s an effective tool to bludgeon the other side with. But not if one of your most famous moments came when you committed just such a breach on live tv; that hypocrisy is noticeable to even the average voter.
Boebert’s remark wasn’t as heroic as she claims, but nor is it as bad as Pelosi and pearl-clutching friends of hers like Lindsey Graham pretend. It was a remark Biden deserved to hear, that America deserved to hear; those 13 heroes need to be remembered.