Boebert suggests God used her to stand up to McCarthy


Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) suggested God used her to stand up to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whom she indirectly called one of his “demons at a women’s conference at a Dallas church over the weekend.

“Ladies…God is using you in a mighty way,” she told a crowd of what appeared to be mostly women, according to excerpts from his remarks published by PatriotTakes, a liberal PAC. Boebert was a guest speaker at the SALT conference at Storehouse Dallas, which aims to provide “spiritual and leadership training to equip an army of women to awaken the culture with the truth and love of Jesus.”

“Perhaps he’ll ask you to clench your fists and stand in front of demons – maybe a House speaker?” Boebert added, to laughter and a standing ovation from the audience.

After some of the laughter died down, Boebert joked that she also stood up to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), “so nobody knows what I really meant there- low, for the record, when they try to put that in print.”

Boebert was among a small group of far-right Republicans in the House who opposed McCarthy’s bid for president, forcing four days of votes before finally winning the gavel last month. McCarthy made a number of concessions to far-right members of his caucus to become speaker, including changes to House rules.

In another clip of Boebert’s SALT conference remarks posted by Patriot Takes, Boebert describes how she and some of McCarthy’s fellow resisters — Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.) — put together a “final list of concessions” and brought her to McCarthy’s office the day before voting began, only to be rebuffed by the Republican leader.

“We started hearing lies about the meeting, that we came asking for a personal wish list, nothing for the good of the country,” Boebert said.

As she has done before, Boebert also told the crowd that she was praying for President Biden to leave the White House.

“Let his days be few and another take his post,” she said, quoting a Bible verse that includes a prayer for the death of his enemy.

“Unfortunately he has a very good insurance policy named Kamala Harris,” she added.

Representatives from Boebert’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday.

Boebert, one of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest and most controversial allies in Congress, has repeatedly drawn backlash for his inflammatory remarks against Democrats and political opponents.

Boebert came under fire last year after telling congregants at a Colorado church service that she was “tired” of the separation of church and state in the United States.

“The church is supposed to run the government. The government is not supposed to run the church. This is not how our founding fathers intended it,” Boebert said then. “I am fed up with this separation of Church and State which is not in the Constitution. It was in a stinky letter, and it doesn’t mean anything they say.

Boebert barely survived his re-election bid in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, winning about 500 out of 327,000 votes.

Since being elected in 2020, Boebert has made national headlines for his remarks on topics including gun rights and pandemic restrictions and made baseless claims about Democrats. She also faced scrutiny for using campaign funds to pay her rent and utility bills, and for receiving $22,259 in mileage reimbursements from her campaign.

In March 2022, Boebert heckled Biden during his State of the Union address as he discussed the dangers facing US troops, including cancer, the disease from which his son Beau died in 2015.


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