November 28, 2021

Pullman-BLN

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I claimed what I noticed correctly without having any accusation that Rep. Lauren Boebert was helping the insurrection

I am composing about the editorial that ran in The Denver Article with the headline “Attacks on Rep. Lauren Boebert that are sexist, elitist or dependent on rumors ought to stop.”

The editorial suggests that my remarks in response to concerns posed by CNN on Monday provided a assert that I saw Congressman Lauren Boebert “leading huge teams of people by the Capitol in the days right before the assault.” It then labels this assertion as “intentionally misleading,” and implies that these remarks had been portion of a “media tour” I was conducting. I stated I saw Congresswoman Boebert lead a group, not “groups,” in a tunnel close to the Capitol, not in the Capitol, and I especially claimed “now, irrespective of whether they have been persons that ended up associated in the insurrection or not, I do not know.” Instantly right after that, I was questioned: “Do you know that any folks who have been in that tour led by Boebert afterwards attended the riot?” My reaction: “I do not.”

Congresswoman Boebert is accusing me of stating she was leading a “reconnaissance” tour all those are her inflammatory terms, not mine. Your assertion that my remarks raise “the specter of collusion” with the insurrectionists is your pure fabrication. I claimed in the interview that her tour could have been solely innocuous it is you who are increasing specters. Also, a one job interview does not represent a “media tour.”

I’d like to increase two other points. Initial, the editorial mixes my remarks about seeing a tour she acknowledges obtaining led with members of her spouse and children with statements designed by unnamed other people that you label “sexist” and “elitist,” conditions utilized in your headline. Nothing at all I mentioned could be construed as possibly sexist or elitist but your editorial tars me with that brush.

You are conscious that Congresswoman Boebert has some credible critics. I would reiterate what I stated on CNN about her not currently being with the “home group.” Her remarks on the House flooring and her assertion that “Today is 1776” on the morning of January 6 — prior to the insurrection — suggest why her calls for calm reflection and congressional camaraderie ring a bit hollow.

Steve Cohen is a member of Congress symbolizing Tennessee’s 9th District which includes Memphis.

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