Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert attacked Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday, demanding that she be impeached for not invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Joe Biden from office over his handling of the Afghanistan war.
Boebert, who has made Afghanistan one of her major talking points these last few weeks, made the remarks during a Freedom Caucus press conference.
You can hear them by clicking on the video below.
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"The blame starts at the top with Biden and his handpicked vice president who bragged that she was right there making the same bad decisions."
"And if not for her own dereliction of duty, she should be impeached for not demanding we invoke the 25th Amendment."
Boebert's claim refers to remarks Harris made in April about being the "last person in the room" with President Biden when he made the decision to pull all United States troops out of Afghanistan.
She continued attacking the President and Vice President, this time implying that they want to turn the United States into a "socialist nation":
"Impeach Biden, impeach Kamala Harris and throw in the Secretary of State [Antony Blinken]. I came here [to Congress] to make sure my boys never lived in a socialist nation."
"And right now, today, I have to second guess who would actually lead them if they took a stand to serve and join our military."
And she concluded by tossing in a conspiracy theory about Biden's mental fitness:
"Woke doesn't work! Cutting and running doesn't work! Being asleep or senile or sucking on applesauce obviously doesn't work!"
Boebert does not appear to know how the 25th Amendment works.
The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the President is unable or unfit to serve.
It is up to the Vice President and a majority of the sitting Cabinet members to vote accordingly if they feel the President cannot fulfill their duties.
The 25th Amendment has never been invoked.
A national conversation about its use erupted last year, after former President Donald Trump became seriously ill with Covid-19 and had to be hospitalized.
Boebert was harshly criticized by many who wondered what in the world she is going on about.
Can we please work on finding candidates that at least have a slight clue as to how things fucking work? https://t.co/lMIJEXyrFm— i’d really rather not (@i’d really rather not) 1630439618.0
What an absolute moron and complete embarrassment to Colorado and most especially the Western Slope.… https://t.co/AVRVy4tTvv— The Elephant Watcher (@The Elephant Watcher) 1630442743.0
@laurenboebert doesn’t understand how the 25th amendment works. She should read the constitution. https://t.co/1Bz2OXrk99— tempest1956 (@tempest1956) 1630441876.0
@laurenboebert that’s not how the 25th Amendment works. At all. Whatsoever. Perhaps if you would have stayed in sch… https://t.co/a0GJ7l6O0i— Brad Allison (@Brad Allison) 1630434648.0
Please, this child has no idea how to act like an adult at the table. Her political treachery in this narrative say… https://t.co/zlTPMvhHcK— Valerie White (@Valerie White) 1630430917.0
I see we've reached the clutching-at-straws phase of the spectacle knowns as @LaurenBoebert's single House term. https://t.co/cp2lhcgIw7— Colörado Man 👣 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 (@Colörado Man 👣 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈) 1630431003.0
If it wasn’t for thrump I bet @laurenboebert would not know about the 25th Amendment or even what ‘Impeachment’ mea… https://t.co/TPSigZsdXE— stuart dolan (@stuart dolan) 1630445502.0
Boebert, by all accounts, is a massive idiot. https://t.co/Fp1eNEMT7w— Bort (@Bort) 1630445098.0
It's amazing how some "politicians" protect their fragile egos with nonsense. https://t.co/d9pjEYHKla— Vernon J Lawrence (@Vernon J Lawrence) 1630443392.0
Boebert's rhetoric on Afghanistan has not matched her actual policymaking.
Although she has spent a lot of time criticizing Biden over the Afghanistan withdrawal since the Taliban seized power, her voting record speaks for itself.
In July, Boebert was among the lawmakers who voted against H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021.
The bill increases the number of immigration visas available to Afghan citizens who have helped U.S. soldiers during the 20-year conflict.
It is likely Boebert's comments about impeaching Vice President Harris are meant as a distraction from her very real legal issues.
Earlier this week, the House Select Committee said it will 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.