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Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to The Western Journal.
Pelosi has opposed a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border for years.
Pelosi and her party are responsible for a similar barrier around the Capitol to protect themselves Boebert pointed out.
“Here’s what I know: You protect what you love,” she said in the video posted to social media.
“President Trump built a big, beautiful wall because he loves America, and he wanted to secure our country and protect us from drugs, illegal aliens pouring into our communities and sex traffickers.”
“Democrats, they fought him every step of the way.”
“Welcome to Fort Pelosi, where Democrats decry walls from within their own heavily guarded, razor-wire wall,” Boebert said.
Boebert criticized Pelosi for her opposition of the border wall while the House Speaker’s actions reveal hypocrisy.
“Democrats don’t want to protect you because they don’t care about you, but they’ll spare no expense protecting themselves. …”
“It’s time to cut the crap and remember this is the people’s house,” Boebert said, pointing to the Capitol.
“Madam Speaker, tear down this wall.”
“The congressperson demanding to take down the security fence at the Capitol is the same one who was tweeting out the Speaker’s location during the insurrection,” David Atkins said on Twitter.
The congressperson demanding to take down the security fence at the Capitol is the same one who was tweeting out the Speaker's location during the insurrection. https://t.co/49hBo0Tn1p
— David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) March 9, 2021
We were locked in the House Chambers.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 6, 2021
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As she noted, the Capitol building is supposed to be “the people’s house.” Our elected officials are meant to represent us, not to rule over us.
No Republican in his or her right mind is arguing that rioters should storm the Capitol building. Instead, the point is that politicians should be held accountable by the people they represent.
When Democrats erect walls and station troops around the Capitol, it gives the appearance that lawmakers are more important than the people they represent and deserve special protections. That was not the goal of the American government as stated in the Constitution.
Furthermore, the threat of riots at the Capitol seems to have passed. Democrats pushed the idea that another incursion could happen on March 4, but it never came to fruition.