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Rep. Boebert Calls Out Rep. Maloney's Lies

January 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Boebert.Press@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) called out U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney:

"Yesterday, on national television, Congressman Sean Maloney made false and baseless conspiracy claims about me that led to death threats and hundreds of vile phone calls and emails. His comments were extremely offensive, shameful and dangerous. There was not an ounce of truth to anything he claimed about me. His allegations are an embarrassment to the House of Representatives and he should correct his false assertions on the record as soon as possible."

Background

Today, U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) sent a letter to U.S. Representative Sean Patrick (NY-18) Maloney calling him out on lies and baseless allegations he recently made about Congresswoman Boebert on MSNBC. 

During a live interview yesterday, Representative Maloney falsely claimed he could “confirm” a Member of Congress gave Capitol tours to “insurrectionists” and implied that U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert was that Member of Congress. Maloney also stated, “the enemy is within and we cannot trust our own colleagues.” He went on to state, “We can’t be sure a Member of Congress won’t bring a gun to the Inauguration.”

Based on Rep. Maloney's lies and those of his colleagues, some have even gone so far as to accuse Rep. Boebert of conspiring with the criminals that attacked the Capitol on January 6th. Extremists that believe this rhetoric have posted photos of Rep. Boebert with people she doesn’t know at the Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado, following a rally from more than a year ago and falsely claimed these were people that she gave a U.S. Capitol tour to on January 5, 2021. 

All of Rep. Maloney's implications are categorically false. Congresswoman Boebert complies with all applicable firearm laws and regulations. Rep. Boebert did not conspire with criminals that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Congresswoman Boebert never gave a tour of the U.S. Capitol to any outside group or “insurrectionists.” In fact, the only people she ever had in the Capitol with her during the 117th Congress were her young children, husband, mom, aunt and uncle. Her mother was the only one of those family members in Washington D.C. on the 6th. During the riots, the Congresswoman's mother was locked in a secure location, not in the U.S. Capitol, with her staff and never left their sight.