Freshman GOP Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert sparked outrage this week after publishing a viral ad vowing to pack her firearm to Capitol Hill.
“I walk to my office every morning by myself, so as a 5-foot-tall, 100-pound woman, I choose to protect myself legally, because I am my best security,” Boebert said in the ad released last weekend. After the remarkable police failure to protect the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, Boebert’s point was well proven.
Let me tell you why I WILL carry my Glock to Congress.
Government does NOT get to tell me or my constituents how we are allowed to keep our families safe.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 4, 2021
Capitol police began ordering evacuations of the House office buildings Wednesday afternoon as rioters breached the Capitol barriers, eventually flooding the complex. Some members barricaded themselves in offices located within buildings that