Fiesty Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert isn’t afraid to take on anyone she thinks is doing the country and our culture a disservice, and that includes Michelle Obama.
The former first lady took a potshot at the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court — the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states — by making what Boebert saw as a ridiculous cultural reference to females.
Obama said that the decision to overturn Roe would give “state lawmakers … the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare.”
No, that’s not a typo; Obama wrote the word ‘woman’ using the ‘x’ in place of an ‘e.’
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks since we saw the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion. If it comes to pass, we may soon live in a country where millions of women — not to mention our children and grandchildren — lose the right to make decisions about their bodies and their health,” Obama added.
“Even if we knew the courts were heading toward this day, it doesn’t make the frustration, grief, and fear any less real. But we don’t have to stand idly by while others try to turn back the clock on progress,” she added without elaborating on what she and others were planning to do if the high court indeed rules to overturn Roe and put the issue back in the purview of states.
After the backlash, someone on Michelle’s team removed ‘womxn’ from her post, but not before Boebert caught wind of it.
“So now the term woman is too old school for Michelle Obama and she’s decided to start using ‘womxn’. Yes, really. They’re erasing women right before our eyes,” she tweeted.
So now the term woman is too old school for Michelle Obama and she’s decided to start using “womxn”.
They’re erasing women right before our eyes!
— Lauren Boebert
She then added: “I’m a woman, not a womxn.”
I’m a woman, not a womxn.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert