Boebert faces heavy criticism after Gosar floor speech

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is facing a wave of backlash following a fiery floor speech she made Wednesday in defense of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) before he was censured by the House for posting an animated video on social media depicting himself killing another member of Congress. 

During her remarks on the House floor, Boebert deflected attention from Gosar’s video by referring to progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as a member of what she called “the Jihad Squad” and accusing Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) of sleeping with a Chinese spy. 

“The Jihad Squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband, and not her brother husband, the other one, over a million dollars in campaign funds,” she said. “This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists.”

Source: The Hill