Lauren Boebert defends heckling Joe Biden during State of the Union address

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By Carina Murphy

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Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has defended her decision to heckle President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1.

The Republican lawmaker was booed and criticized by her fellow representatives for her remarks, which she made when the President was discussing battlefield conditions that increase veterans' risk of developing cancer.

As Biden said that such conditions "would put [veterans] in a flag-draped coffin", Boebert called out "13 of them" in reference to the 13 US service members killed in an Afghanistan attack last year.

Moments later, Biden went on to mention that his son Beau Biden - who served in Iraq - was affected by the cancerous conditions and died of a brain tumor in 2015.

Per NBC News, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized Boebert's comment as "inappropriate".

"Her disruption was inappropriate, especially given the substance of the comments that the president was making at the time, which is to continue this way, which is to protect service members and our veterans," she said.

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Boebert and Greene heckle President Biden during his State of the Union address. Credit: Newscom / Alamy

But Boebert has not been deterred by criticisms and defended her heckles proudly during an appearance on Fox News' 'The Ingraham Angle,' saying: "It is never wrong to stand up and speak out for moms and dads who lost their children."

"I want to remind everyone who may be concerned about me speaking up at the State of the Union that Joe Biden was 100% responsible for the deaths of the 13 brave service members we lost in Afghanistan. And last night, he took zero responsibility for it," she continued.

"When Joe Biden started talking about flag-draped coffins, I got fired up. My mind went straight to the 13 soldiers that died in Afghanistan," she went on.

"The mother of one of those heroes lives in my district. She told me Joe Biden killed her son. So you're darn right I spoke up. And if I could redo last night, I would absolutely do it again."

The controversial lawmaker finished by saying: "The left … got upset – they attacked me for it. That's fine. I can take it, but I will always speak the truth."

Featured Image Credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy

Lauren Boebert defends heckling Joe Biden during State of the Union address

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By Carina Murphy

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Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has defended her decision to heckle President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1.

The Republican lawmaker was booed and criticized by her fellow representatives for her remarks, which she made when the President was discussing battlefield conditions that increase veterans' risk of developing cancer.

As Biden said that such conditions "would put [veterans] in a flag-draped coffin", Boebert called out "13 of them" in reference to the 13 US service members killed in an Afghanistan attack last year.

Moments later, Biden went on to mention that his son Beau Biden - who served in Iraq - was affected by the cancerous conditions and died of a brain tumor in 2015.

Per NBC News, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized Boebert's comment as "inappropriate".

"Her disruption was inappropriate, especially given the substance of the comments that the president was making at the time, which is to continue this way, which is to protect service members and our veterans," she said.

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Boebert and Greene heckle President Biden during his State of the Union address. Credit: Newscom / Alamy

But Boebert has not been deterred by criticisms and defended her heckles proudly during an appearance on Fox News' 'The Ingraham Angle,' saying: "It is never wrong to stand up and speak out for moms and dads who lost their children."

"I want to remind everyone who may be concerned about me speaking up at the State of the Union that Joe Biden was 100% responsible for the deaths of the 13 brave service members we lost in Afghanistan. And last night, he took zero responsibility for it," she continued.

"When Joe Biden started talking about flag-draped coffins, I got fired up. My mind went straight to the 13 soldiers that died in Afghanistan," she went on.

"The mother of one of those heroes lives in my district. She told me Joe Biden killed her son. So you're darn right I spoke up. And if I could redo last night, I would absolutely do it again."

The controversial lawmaker finished by saying: "The left … got upset – they attacked me for it. That's fine. I can take it, but I will always speak the truth."

Featured Image Credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy