LAUREN Boebert’s communications director has QUIT over the US Capitol riots – just two weeks after the gun-toting Congresswoman was sworn in.
The communications director for Republican Colorado Rep Lauren Boebert has resigned just two weeks into her termCredit: AP:Associated Press
Ben Goldey said he resigned over US Capitol riotsCredit: Twitter
“Following the events of January 6th, I’ve decided to part ways with the office,” Goldey told Axios.
“I wish her and the people of Colorado’s Third District the best.”
Boebert’s office did not immediately respond to The Sun for comment.
In the US Capitol riots, far-right supporters of President Trump sieged the building.
It came after Trump told rally-goers to go to Congress and “fight like hell.”
In the violent scenes that unfolded, five people, including a Capitol police officer, were killed.
Boebert has defended her carrying around a firearm in Washington DC and near the CapitolCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The US Capitol has now put up metal detectors that members of Congress are to go through when they come to work
Some GOP members – including Boebert – have pushed back against the security, however.
A proud Republican, Boebert is an avid gun rights activist.
“I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, DC, and within the Capitol complex,” Boebert tweeted, defending her toting her gun around.
“Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week – it’s just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi,” Boebert added.
In another tweet, she said: “We were not in need of more metal detectors when we were locked in the Chambers on the 6th.”
She was just sworn into office on January 3, representing Colorado’s 3rd congressional district.
Boebert owns the restaurant Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado.
Staff there are encouraged to openly carry firearms.
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