Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) found herself in an ethics flap on Monday as controversy continues to dominate her first month in office.
The progressive political action committee Rural Colorado United posted video of Boebert being gifted a gun.
"Lauren Boebert breaks state and federal laws accepting gifted gun from white supremacist Stephen Moore on video. Illegal to accept gifts over $50 and illegal to gift guns in CO," Rural Colorado United posted to Twitter.
BREAKING: Lauren Boebert breaks state and federal laws accepting gifted gun from white supremacist Stephen Moore on… https://t.co/LDpRWuUoVf— Rural Colorado United (@Rural Colorado United) 1611589453.0
Less than two hours later, Boebert addressed the matter on Twitter, saying she planned to purchase the .40 S&W Glock from Colorado Boots on the Ground Bikers for Trump. She did not address the allegations of white supremacy, but praised the militia group as "patriots."
Kyle Clark of 9 News Denver was shocked about her "lack of awareness" and noticed what appears to be a "Three Percenters" militia patch:
Rep. @laurenboebert, criticized this morning for accepting a gift in violation of congressional gift limits, now sa… https://t.co/H5EPFiuC1t— Kyle Clark (@Kyle Clark) 1611600204.0
And yes, that looks like a Three Percenters militia patch on her supporter’s jacket. As we’ve reported, Boebert has… https://t.co/WRDzmVTAbF— Kyle Clark (@Kyle Clark) 1611600501.0
Elise Schmelzer also noticed the "Three Percenters" militia patch:
Guy in this photo is wearing a patch from the Three Percenters, a far-right militia movement/ideology that has gain… https://t.co/Jt3qZ53xnQ— Elise Schmelzer (@Elise Schmelzer) 1611598328.0
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