Lauren Boebert (R), a Colorado representative who made a remark about President Joe Biden’s most recent teleprompter gaffe on Sunday, was reported to the FBI.
“We must end this presidency,” Rep. Boebert tweeted on Sunday. She added, “End quote. Repeat the line.”
It was a clear reference to Biden’s remarks Friday on abortion, during which he read his teleprompter cues in several instances and made other errors. Following the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to regulate abortion, which overturned Roe v. Wade, the president stated that he had signed an executive order requiring various federal agencies to safeguard abortion rights.
During his address, Biden told the tale of a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and had to travel from Ohio to Indiana in order to get an abortion because her home state had passed a ban on abortions.
“She was 10 years old, and she was compelled to travel out of the state to Indiana in order to try to terminate the presidency and perhaps preserve her life,” Biden recalled Friday, making a mistake by incorrectly using the term “presidency.”
Biden also made several mistakes, which earned him a lot of criticism on social media. Biden stated, “Repeat the line,” after reading a quote from the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. It was an order to repeat the quotation, not a comment he was supposed to make during his speech.
Biden also uses the phrase “end of quote” after quoting a passage. To notify the speaker that the quotation he or she is referring to has ended, “end of quote” is a typical teleprompter signal.
Boebert’s message that the presidency must be “ended” was intended to ridicule Biden’s remarks. However, humorless Twitter users submitted a complaint to the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice alleging that she was inciting violence against the president.
Progressive pundit Keith Olbermann claimed Boebert’s “gun-humping preoccupation went from mind-numbingly MAGA-istic to something that the FBI, The Justice Department, and the Secret Service should be visiting her about today.” His tweet was part of a discussion on “the worst people in the world.”
Tara Dublin, a writer, charged that Boebert made “a threat against the lawfully elected President of the United States.”
One verified user inquired of the FBI if Boebert’s statement qualified as a “terrorist threat.”