Now that Republicans management the House, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is having to listen to much more from anti-LGBTQ, anti-common sense GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert. The two lawmakers each sit on the House Oversight Committee.
During a listening to yesterday, Boebert kicked off about China, and Trump’s dealing with of the pandemic. She started by accusing the US “federal government” of “colluding to cover up what China released … we want a government to put out truthful information.”
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The first to reply was Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL). He reminded Boebert, “COVID did not start under the Biden administration. It was Donald Trump who closed businesses … closed schools … mandated masks … When we bring up COVID, we seem to have amnesia.”
Boebert responded, “You’re right. President Trump was in office when the COVID virus was released from a lab in China. And he tried to make that very clear that this came from China, and reporters regularly dismissed that.”
That’s when Rep. Raskin (D-MD) determined he’d heard sufficient.
Raskin: Trump on greater than 20 totally different events defended the efficiency of the Chinese authorities by way of COVID.. so if there’s a drawback with the Chinese authorities unleashing the virus… you would need to pin that in your favourite President Donald Trump not Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/S2d0jflOeq
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 28, 2023
Raskin sought to remind Boebert of two information.
“One is that Donald Trump on more than 20 different occasions defended the performance of the Chinese government, and specifically President Xi in terms of his treatment of COVID-19 and said he was doing a wonderful job and a great job,” he mentioned.
“So if there’s a problem with the Chinese government unleashing the virus, which has not been proven anywhere,” he added, “but it certainly could be true, you would have to pin that on your favorite President, Donald Trump. Not on Joe Biden.”
“I’m sure you’ve read her book…”
Raskin continued, “The second thing is President Trump’s own special advisor on COVID-19, Deborah Birx… and I’m sure you’ve read her book, said that the lethal recklessness of Donald Trump’s policies about Covid-19 cost Americans hundreds of thousands of lives.”
“You don’t have to believe anybody on the Democratic side of the aisle. That’s Donald Trump’s own special advisor on COVID-19.”
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Raskin, who’s at present carrying headscarves whereas present process chemotherapy, impressed many on-line together with his takedown of Boebert.
“I’m sure you’ve read her book” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— David Zuckerman (@David_Zuckerman) February 28, 2023
I’m positive Squeaky has NOT learn Dr. Birx’s guide or every other guide for that matter #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) February 28, 2023
Wow. Watching Jamie Raskin totally destroy Lauren Boebert’s far-right, excessive speaking factors throughout a stay listening to at this time was actually a masterclass. He pushed again with logic & referred to as her absurdities out. Jamie Raskin a nationwide treasure & I’m so glad he’s on our aspect.
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) February 28, 2023
I adore it when Rep. Jamie Raskin brings receipts, however particularly when he drops them on clueless nitwits like Lauren Boebert.pic.twitter.com/ABBrFXYUvW
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) February 28, 2023
I want I might throw shade like @RepRaskin
— Laurie Zaks (@lzakshorn) February 28, 2023
Holy shit. Jamie Raskin simply destroyed Lauren Boebert with Donald Trump’s OWN Words. Rep. Raskin is really the best.
— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) February 28, 2023