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US Capitol riots: Congresswoman faces calls for arrest after live-tweeting Pelosi's location

  • Published at 09:43 pm January 11th, 2021
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert Collected

Boebert shared the tweets soon after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol that has left five people dead and scores injured

Representative Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting supporter of the QAnon movement, is facing a backlash after she was accused of live-tweeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's location during the attack on Capitol Hill last week.

"The Speaker has been removed from the chambers," Boebert wrote.

Boebert shared the tweets soon after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol that has left five people dead and scores injured. 


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Boebert, one of the newest members of Congress, also wrote: “Today is 1776,” referring to the country’s Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, while a ragtag mob egged on by outgoing President Donald Trump overpowered security personnel and invaded the US Congress that has triggered anger and disbelief across the spectrum.

Responding to such tweets, a large number of Twitter users demanded that the freshman representative be jailed and removed from Congress."@SpeakerPelosi you need to have her removed with every fight that you have. 


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This is nothing short of an attempt on your life," another Twitter user agreed.

"@FBIWFO please arrest @laurenboabert for aiding and abetting those who were hunting down @SpeakerPelosi on Jan, 6th by tweeting the Speaker's whereabouts," one person responded.

"She's 5ft tall, 100 pounds and carries a Glock (and won't stop telling everyone)." 


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"@SpeakerPelosi you need to have her removed with every fight that you have. This is nothing short of an attempt on your life," another Twitter user agreed. Let us take a look at some of the responses below:

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