COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is firing back after critics and thousands of people on Twitter called for her resignation on Monday.
In a statement, Boebert denounced violent protests and condemned the actions of people who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
“I denounced the violence over the summer just as I did the recent events at the Capitol,” Boebert said. “I defended our Constitution and I always will. America will persevere because freedom always prevails.”
However, the majority of her statement criticized Democrat lawmakers, accusing them of hypocrisy.
“Their hypocrisy is on full display with talks of impeachment, censure, and other ways to punish Republicans for false accusations of inciting the type of violence they have so frequently and transparently supported in the past,” she said.
Thousands of people online have asked for Boebert to resign in the wake of Wednesday’s riots in the nation’s capital.
On the day that Congress gathered to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, the Republican congresswoman defended President Donald Trump’s claims that there was election fraud. Several lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said the president and his supporter’s claims incited Wednesday’s riot.
People in Pueblo called for Boebert’s resignation as well in a rally on Friday. Local lawmakers and several organizations have said Boebert is partly to blame for the violent events on Wednesday.
Boebert has denounced these accusations and said Democrats and “Hollywood elites” have incited violence prior to the election.