Newly elected, gun-toting Colorado Republican Congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, is receiving backlash for telling Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg, to give his “keyboard a rest, child.” The tweet comes just days before the third anniversary of the MSD mass shooting on Valentine’s Day in Parkland.
David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face.
Give your keyboard a rest, child. https://t.co/DDnpmkyfIS
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 28, 2021
In a tweet on Thursday, Hogg called on Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to take a stand against Boebert and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) whom he deemed the “real threats” to the U.S. Capitol.
Boebert, 34, replied to the 20-year-old activist in a tweet of her own: “David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child.”
The congresswoman faced widespread outrage and calls to resign following her tweet.
Boebert runs a gun-themed restaurant called “Shooters Grill” in her home district.
She has also pledged to carry a handgun around the Capitol, despite open carry being illegal in Washington.