Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is facing renewed criticism for an ad she made targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) just weeks after Capitol insurrectionists attempted to nab the Democratic leader when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6th.
Boebert's recent ad (which can be seen below) was posted to Twitter -- where she calls on Pelosi to "tear down" the Capitol fencing keeping lawmakers safe from another attack -- and then concludes with the sound of a gunshot followed by the sound of the gun being cocked and fired again.
That has critics of Boebert -- who has made guns the central theme of her campaign -- asking if she is subtly sending a message to her followers.
Boebert's attack on Pelosi reminded many critics of her tweets during the insurrection when she was accused of helping pro-Trump extremists track down Pelosi as she was hustled to safety.
You can see some responses to her gunshot ad below.
@RepBoebert Why was there a gunshot sound at the end of the video, was that a threat to the Speaker or President Biden?— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1615244258.0
This woman scares me. Republican Representative Lauren Boebert posts ad targeting Nancy Pelosi, that ends with the… https://t.co/cjmw5HKONQ— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1615378839.0
@RepBoebert I’m sure the FBI is watching this thing closer than she realizes 🤣 https://t.co/BMy1k9k26V— charlotte's mom (@charlotte's mom) 1615240669.0
This video ends with the sound of a gunshot as Boebert’s signature appears https://t.co/MPuHPHk6xz https://t.co/jNFX5sBve5— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin) 1615240994.0
I really did not have to see that scary Boebert lady video goose step marching prancing in front of the Fence in fr… https://t.co/kLtfnB2cOc— Frack Hazard Reveal (@Frack Hazard Reveal) 1615258914.0
Exactly. Boebert put up a tweet yesterday directed at Pelosi, with the sound of gunshots in the background, accompa… https://t.co/pQjYFkKKEc— Steven Brown (@Steven Brown) 1615311564.0
@RepBoebert Isn't this cozy. The guy arrested for attack on the Capitol is posing in front of Boebert's restaurant.… https://t.co/g3CXxyFfu9— Rob (@Rob) 1615219715.0
@JoJoFromJerz @RepBoebert I just reported this, I find this extremely disturbing. Cocking a loaded gun at the end o… https://t.co/EGrXl7eQfN— Branded for Portland Maine #RESISTER / Animal❤🐶 (@Branded for Portland Maine #RESISTER / Animal❤🐶) 1615271224.0
@RepBoebert Why are there gun shots at the end of this video? What exactly are you trying to convey? The deadly ins… https://t.co/diNZQ2ZnU1— Jo (@Jo) 1615246816.0
@MollyJongFast Why does Boebert's little video there end with a gunshot sound followed by the sound of a gun cockin… https://t.co/FyAvDxaO0Y— David Dodson 🇺🇸 (@David Dodson 🇺🇸) 1615248151.0