GOP Reps. Greene & Boebert Repeatedly Heckle Biden During State Of The Union
Both Boebert and Greene did not seem capable of waiting for the official Republican response to the State of The Union, and either audibly grumbled or shouted through several moments of Biden’s speech. Greene was first heard moaning when Biden brought up Covid-19 policies, and additionally shouted something about athletes when he mentioned transphobic laws that have been enacted in states like Texas.
Boebert and Greene also attempted to start a “build the wall” chant when Biden mentioned immigration, which was a frequently-used campaign promise and rallying cry for supporters of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.
One of the most shocking instances of heckling, though, came when Biden was discussing veterans developing cancer during tours in the Middle East. As Biden was saying that veterans killed by cancer would be put in a “flag-draped coffin,” she was heard yelling, “you put in 13 of them,” in an apparent reference to 13 U.S. service members who died last year while America was withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Boebert’s comment prompted swift boos and condemnation from the crowd, and her timing was revealed to be rather unfortunate Biden went on to say, “one of those soldiers [in a flag-draped coffin] is my son, Major Beau Biden,” who died of brain cancer in 2015 and served in Iraq.
Along with doubling down on her comments later in a tweet even after members of her own party admonished her, Boebert also flaunted the fact that she refused to get a Covid-19 test before the event as requested, and was let in anyway.
Like all evil, COVID tyranny ends when you stand up to it!
I refused to get tested tonight, and no one got in my way.
We win when enough of us stand up and say we’ve had enough of this nonsense.#SOTU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 2, 2022
You can watch Boebert’s “13” comment below.
Rep Lauren Boebert gets booed after shouting while President Biden talks about his dead son Beau Biden. pic.twitter.com/dEEIYbAJzY
— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) March 2, 2022