It's been said "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones," a phrase which here means you should not criticize other people for bad qualities in their character you have yourself.
If you happen to be Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert—who has come under significant scrutiny for the role she potentially played during the insurrection of January 6—then you should probably take this phrase to heart... or at least not post Bible verses that turn the social media community against you.
But that's exactly what happened after Boebert posted a Bible verse about "secrets."
Yesterday, Boebert posted the following verse from Luke 8:17:
"For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light."
The irony here is Boebert has plenty of secrets—or things that are no longer so secret—of her own.
The extent of Boebert's alleged involvement in the January 6 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."
Social media users immediately accused Boebert of tone-deafness and hypocrisy.
Boebert was one of the Republican members of the House of Representatives to vote against creating an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6.
The measure won approval 252-175 in the Democratic-controlled House over objections from Republicans and former President Trump.
In August, the House Select Committee ultimately tasked with the investigation said it would ask telecommunications companies to preserve the phone records of lawmakers who participated in the "Stop the Steal" rally ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot.
Boebert is one of several Republicans whose phone records have come under scrutiny.
Another is Boebert's ally, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who quickly threatened to "shut down" any telecommunications companies that comply with the request. Both lawmakers have suggested the request is little more than a political ploy to hurt Republicans in the next election.