Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert is known for making outlandish headlines.
This time, she's receiving press for posting a video to YouTube in which she speaks about her experience giving birth in a truck, all while directing her obvious homophobia at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Boebert issued her statements following the news that Buttigieg had taken two months of parental leave after he and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, adopted newborn twins.
Boebert attacked Buttigieg's decision to take parental leave amid a global supply-chain crisis, the result of Covid-19 disruptions paired with a boom in demand.
You can hear what Boebert said in the video below.
Boebert, employing a term often used by transmasculine and non-binary parents, said:
"The guy was not working! Because why? He was trying to figure out how to chestfeed."
"Maybe someone should tell him, please, so he can get back to work."
"Listen, I'm a mother of four. I delivered one of my children in the front seat of my truck. Because, as a mom of four, we got things to do."
"Ain't nobody got time for two and a half months of maternity leave. We have a world to save here."
Boebert then mocked both Buttigiegs, pointing to a picture of the happy couple as she proceeded to accuse them of exacerbating the supply-chain crisis:
"So when the supply chains crisis means you can't celebrate Christmas like Mayor Pete and Chasten, you know who to blame."
Boebert was harshly criticized and many used the opportunity to call on federal authorities to arrest her for the role she played in the January 6 insurrection.
Boebert's behavior appears to serve as a distraction from recent news that further spotlights the role she played on and before January 6.
The extent of Boebert's alleged involvement in the insurrection—which took place when a mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 election had been stolen—appeared to become clearer following a bombshell report from Rolling Stone.
On Sunday, October 24, Rolling Stone published an article stating several supporters of former President Trump who helped plan the insurrection had multiple planning sessions with senior White House staffers and Republican members of Congress.
Sources who spoke to the magazine said they met with several high-profile Trump acolytes, including Representatives Paul Gosar (Arizona), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia), Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina) and Boebert herself.
Organizers claim Gosar promised "blanket pardons" to anyone who participated in the attack, adding they "would talk to Boebert's team, Cawthorn's team, Gosar's team like back to back to back to back."
Nor is this isn't the first time Boebert has been accused of homophobia or demonizing the LGBTQ+ community.
As recently as August she made headlines after she amplified a transphobic tweet alleging that transgender Olympian Laurel Hubbard transitioned just so she could win a medal.
Boebert alleged that athletes like Hubbard have an unfair advantage due to the biological advantages of going through puberty as a male.
However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) found that Hubbard met all the requirements for transgender athletes to compete.