Lauren Boebert backlash: Democrats, others furious with Colorado lawmaker over nightclub tweet
DENVER — When Rep. Lauren Boebert, D-Denver, wanted to send a joke tweet at Boulder’s popular Bistro, LLC, she decided she would target a Colorado woman who is known for her support for Planned Parenthood.
Boebert, who is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District, decided to tweet a comment about her Republican opponent, state Sen. Owen Hill, and his support of Planned Parenthood.
“You guys never thought the word ‘fetal’ would be used this way,” the Boulder Democrat tweeted on Apr. 28, 2016.
Hill, a Republican who is seeking re-election in the 8th District, said she doesn’t think Planned Parenthood is a “straying from the biblical definition of a woman as a ‘unborn human being.'”
“Planned Parenthood just happens to provide health care for thousands of women and their families,” Hill said.
What Boebert did was send along a tweet mocking the Planned Parenthood tweet when others would have just gone to the website.
Boulder resident John Taeger responded to that and said when people tweet things, they should have the facts and not just rely on “the flimsiest of the details.”
“You are saying Planned Parenthood is doing something wrong. They are not. They are doing what they do best and that is providing care and health services to women,” the Boulder Democrat said.
The Denver Post reported that the original tweet, which had been saved by Boulder’s Bistro, was quickly deleted after it received criticism from others. The tweet included a link to an article on Planned Parenthood.
“Planned Parenthood just happens to provide health care and they provide it for a living. The only difference in their living is that they have to live with the consequences of what they do,” Hill said.
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