Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) whined that conservatives had been drawn into the culture wars against their will, and she was harshly fact-checked.
"For years, conservatives refused to fight the so-called culture wars and it's gotten us to the point where Critical Race Theory is now mainstream," Boebert tweeted. "If you cede the culture, you cede the country. It's a battle that needs to be fought."
The lawmaker faced a swift backlash.
@laurenboebert Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is and where it’s taught?— JayEff 🏴☠️ (@JayEff 🏴☠️) 1624371066.0
@laurenboebert Critical Race Theory is basically…learning about racism in America.— Evan (@Evan) 1624371008.0
@laurenboebert You've been manufacturing the "culture wars" for more year than I can remember. "The war on Christma… https://t.co/5nBhaon6uD— 100% vaxed! - Jeff (@100% vaxed! - Jeff) 1624372198.0
@laurenboebert Are you going to give another tour before the battle starts?— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@CB is Big Baby Jesus.) 1624371055.0
@laurenboebert No one has taught CRT. Even if it was being taught, parents can choose to opt out, like we’ve always… https://t.co/cyhWzN0YWz— Caitlin (@Caitlin) 1624371152.0
@TacosAndTaint @laurenboebert I don’t think she’s learned anything more than the phrase.— CJS Photostore (@CJS Photostore) 1624373913.0
@laurenboebert Once again for those in the back. CRT IS A COLLEGE COURSE, IT IS NOT TAUGHT IN ANY OF THE GRADES K-… https://t.co/AXgsz6sF1i— Tardis Traveler (@Tardis Traveler) 1624376658.0
"For years, conservatives refused to fight the so-called culture wars" The Dixie Chicks would like a word. I mean… https://t.co/qOAuxlfkwO— Ethan Grey (@Ethan Grey) 1624373720.0