Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert just won a battle that no one believed she could. The freshman representative and gun rights activist has been granted a concealed carry permit in Washington, D.C.
The news was revealed during a press conference from Police Chief Robert Contee on Thursday, February 5. “A concealed carry permit was issued in that case,” Contee stated.
“As we do with all our permits, if citizens are allowed to carry, then we grant them a permit. In this case, she was allowed to carry and she was granted a permit. And yes, we did reach out to the office,” he added.
The gun rights activist stirred up some controversy in January when she clashed with Capitol police after triggering a metal detector in the Capitol building and ignoring it.
Boebert has vowed to carry her firearm in both Washington, D.C. and in Congress, despite the insistence from her Democrat colleagues that it would make them “uncomfortable.”
Democrats are “Scared”
Far-left Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview near the end of January that “a very considerable amount” of lawmakers on Capitol Hill “still don’t feel safe around other members of Congress.”
It’s blatantly obvious to most conservatives that the Democrats claims of feeling unsafe around their colleagues are just being used to score political points and demonize Republican members of Congress. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made that apparent with her recent outrageous claims on Twitter about Senator Ted Cruz.
“You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out. Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Obviously, there is no evidence to back up this claim, yet she never had to apologize for it or answer for her insane allegations.
Democrats like AOC are only claiming to be afraid of their colleagues to further divide the country on party lines, and demonizing Republican members of Congress like Ted Cruz or Lauren Boebert only serves to fuel this division.