Rep. Boebert, unarmed during Capitol riot, blasts House firearms restrictions: 'My life is worth defending'

www.foxnews.com
7 min read
standard
When rioters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College certification, freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert found herself in a rare situation – without her gun.
When rioters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College certification, freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert found herself in a rare situation – without her gun.

Since she arrived in Washington, Boebert has pushed to expand gun rights at the Capitol, but on Jan. 6 – the day the Capitol was under siege – the Second Amendment enthusiast followed the rules and did not carry her gun into the House chamber.

"It was just like this 'I told you so' moment," Boebert, R-Colo., told Fox News about her frustration with leadership. "I wish that I would have just not listened. Because my life is worth defending. The people next to me, their lives are worth defending.

SWALWELL, BOEBERT FEUD HEATS UP AS ACCUSATIONS FLY ON TWITTER

"Then to not have the ability to do so, it's very discomforting."

Boebert said a "handful" of other GOP members, however, broke the House rules and carried their firearms on the House floor on Wednesday sensing something may be amiss – the day President Trump called his supporters to Washington, D.C., telling them the election was stolen from him and encouraging them to march to the Capitol.

"Some members were armed, they kind of just had this feeling to bend the rules that day," Boebert, co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus, said. "And we kind of all huddled close to the ones who did."

Boebert had just finished up making an impassioned speech on the House floor in support of the protesters, giving a shout out to some of her constituents outside, and said she would vote to not certify the Electoral College win for Biden in Arizona because the results can't be trusted.

"You cannot change the rules of an election while it is underway and expect the American people to trust it," Boebert said before the rioters shut down the House session.

Boebert didn't know what was going on at first when she saw House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suddenly escorted out of the chamber. She tweeted about it – which later…
Marisa Schultz
Read full article