Andrew Harnik – Pool / AFP / Getty ImagesRepublican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado holds a lightweight blanket to call attention to the border crisis during President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday night. (Andrew Harnik – Pool / AFP / Getty Images)
Rep. Lauren Boebert used a thermal space blanket similar to those given to migrants being held at detention centers to draw attention to the border crisis during President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress on Wednesday night.
While seated in the House chamber for Biden’s joint address, she unfurled the blanket, which caused a lot of noise because of the synthetic material it is made of.
“For those who complained about the sound of my Mylar blanket, imagine what this room sounds like,” the Colorado Republican tweeted, sharing a photo of migrant children at a detention facility.