Responding to the news about Facebook's decision to keep Donald Trump off its platform, Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert took to Twitter with an ominous warning.
"This morning, Facebook banned Trump permanently," Boebert wrote. "Facebook will pay the price. Mark my words."
Some pointed out that Boebert's claim that the ban was permanent is not accurate. In its announcement, Facebook's Oversight Board upheld the ban but said it was "not appropriate" to suspend the former president's account indefinitely, and ordered Facebook to review the ban within six months of its decision in order to determine "a proportionate response."
Boebert's tweet, which she has since deleted, invited a wave of mockery from her critics.
@445wakeUp @RepBoebert @Facebook Was Qbert planning on storming FB like the Capitol? Mindless twit. 🙄— Susan Thomas/Vaccinate & Wear Your Mask (@Susan Thomas/Vaccinate & Wear Your Mask) 1620224658.0
Lauren Boebert is an idiot. https://t.co/W1YIPB7aD8— 🇺🇸Vote Blue in 2022🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Vote Blue in 2022🇺🇸) 1620224568.0
@MeidasTouch What is she gonna do? Send in another mob? @RepBoebert is SCUM.— Jason Nelson (@Jason Nelson) 1620224120.0
@RepBoebert @Facebook Hard to mark your words when you delete the tweet. Loser— wakemewhenitsover (@wakemewhenitsover) 1620223999.0
@RepBoebert @Facebook Ooopsie. You forgot this. All puffed up and throwing your Freshman weight around. Booga, boog… https://t.co/VCRtX0eWS7— kittieswithfleas (@kittieswithfleas) 1620223998.0
@RepBoebert @Facebook What price is @Facebook going to pay https://t.co/l5G7uOyWoD— 🇺🇸Tartarus #VoteBlue (@🇺🇸Tartarus #VoteBlue) 1620223988.0
@RepBoebert @Facebook Why did you delete this threat? Did you realize you can't shoot Facebook? https://t.co/H7xvlVuAOL— Suzan Scott (@Suzan Scott) 1620223855.0
@RepBoebert @Facebook some real "just got dumped" energy— Joyfunningham (@Joyfunningham) 1620223796.0
Looks like someone told Bobo the Clown that this was a bad idea to post on a public platform and she deleted.... B… https://t.co/OXrlhATjIZ— Darth_Spurious (@Darth_Spurious) 1620223708.0