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GOP Congresswoman Blasted For Telling Parkland Survivor To 'Give Your Keyboard A Rest, Child'

GOP Congresswoman Blasted For Telling Parkland Survivor To 'Give Your Keyboard A Rest, Child'
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Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado has faced harsh criticism over the past several weeks for her role in inciting and perhaps even aiding the Capitol insurrectionists on January 6.

One individual who spoke out against Boebert was Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg.

On Thursday, January 28, he responded to news that a permanent fence might be erected around the Capitol building with a tweet.

Boebert responded in a patronizing tone, writing:

"David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child."

Hogg quickly responded, wondering why a sitting Congresswoman thought making fun of a college student and shooting survivor would be a good idea.

Twitter joined in on the action, making fun of Boebert's lack of decorum.

Many pointed out how out-of-place Boebert's tone would be even if her arguments made sense.

Boebert has been facing escalating calls for her resignation following the January 6 insurrection, when she tweeted "This is 1776" and sent out an update when Nancy Pelosi was removed from her chambers, tipping off the rioters.

Even before then, she peddled the false conspiracy theory that President Trump won the election.

Boebert's communications director, Ben Goldey, resigned on January 7, the day after the insurrection, saying:

"Following the events of January 6th, I've decided to part ways with the office. I wish her and the people of Colorado's Third District the best."

As Congress decides how to deal with extremists like Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, she will doubtless continue harassing young people on Twitter.