Firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert is known for her ‘take no prisoners’ approach when it comes to railing against Democratic policies.
But apparently, the Colorado Republican’s style pushed one Florida man over the edge.
Federal authorities have arrested Matthew Comiskey, who was indicted on five counts of making an interstate threat toward Boebert via Twitter.
Seamus Hughes, Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, first reported the news.
A grand jury alleged that Comiskey threatened Boebert on five different occasions via Twitter dating back to Aug. 31, 2021. One tweet said: “If I ever saw Lauren I’d be glad to take her out and go to prison. Would be job well done.”
In remarks to Newsmax, Boebert said: “I’m thankful for the professional and effective work of the Capitol Police and the FBI. The hateful and dangerous lies by Fake News outlets like Business Insider and the HuffPost encourage these sick people to make such threats against me and my family.
“These threats will not deter me from my work to effectively represent the 3rd District of Colorado and secure the rights of the American people,” she continued.
The outlet reported that it’s not clear what Comiskey was upset about, but in one tweet he said Boebert shouldn’t come to Florida since “us libs have big guns here and we stand our ground.”
The outlet continued:
Boebert is a gun rights advocate who has showed up to work armed. The congresswoman on Thursday said she didn’t support greater gun control laws after the Texas school shooting, but did back increased security in schools.
“I want our schools secured. I want their children protected, and I want teachers that can protect themselves and their students. And do you know what? We can achieve this without trying to disarm law-abiding citizens,” she said.
“For me, this is my equalizer. I need a way to protect myself and my children. And my firearm is my equalizer, my tool to do that,” she continued.