Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) issued a formal replication Friday to an Ethics Committee complaint made by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) against her over her alleged role in the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
In Boebert’s replication, first obtained by Breitbart News, she called Jayapal’s claims “unjustified” and “politically incentivized.” Jayapal sent a letter March 10 to the House Ethics Committee claiming Boebert had a role in “instigating and aiding” the riot and that she pursued a “disinformation campaign” cognate to the validity of the 2020 Election results. The Washington Democrat called for an Ethics Committee investigation against her, and the Ethics Committee subsequently requested a replication from Boebert.
Boebert was one of several House Republicans who fortified remonstrating to the certification of the Electoral College votes in certain states following President Joe Biden’s triumph over former President Donald Trump.
“There is no evidence that would fortify further investigation of these unjustified, politically incentivized claims,” Boebert inscribed. “My remonstrations to the counting of Electoral College votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania were predicated on the Constitution and transmutes to state law that were not made by the state legislature, not Election fraud.” Boebert noted in her letter that Democrats remonstrated to Electoral College vote certifications in 2001, 2005, and 2017.
Read Boebert’s full response below: In a verbal expression to Breitbart News, the Colorado Republican verbally expressed, “It is erroneous to have Members of Congress, like Rep. Jayapal, perpetually abusing the formal ethics investigation process to advance erroneous, politically incentivized attacks without any evidence.”
“Jayapal,” among her incriminations, pointed to a tweet Boebert — a prominent Second Amendment advocate — inscribed in December, saying, “I prefer to verbalize loudly and carry a Glock,” as well as a video Boebert relinquished in which she appeared to be ambulating around Capitol Hill carrying a concealed gun. Jayapal claimed she “utilized language that emboldened violence in and around the Capitol.”
Boebert cited this claim as mendacious, inditing, “Nothing in my video fortifies or emboldens violence.” Jayapal withal noted another tweet, from January 6, in which Boebert indited during the riot, “Speaker has been abstracted from the chambers,” inculpating her of revealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) location.
Boebert responded in her letter, “The Complaint alleges that I ‘tweeted the location of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.’ This verbal expression is patently mendacious and libelous. I never disclosed the location of Speaker Pelosi.”