Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) poses in front of a pile of guns because she thinks it makes her toughPhoto: Screenshot
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) deliberately misinterpreted Kataluna Enriquez – the first trans woman to enter the Miss USA pageant – in a bizarre tweet that left her followers scratching their heads.
Boebert has made a name for himself as one of the most anti-LGBTQ members of Congress. Earlier this month, she showed she doesn’t know what pronouns are, and she has already taken a courageous stand against SpongeBob SquarePants being gay.
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Yesterday she tweeted a photo of Enriquez, who won the Miss Nevada USA pageant last weekend. She will be the first transgender contestant in the national Miss USA pageant next November.
“When the boys start to dress up,” Boebert wrote, referring to Enriquez, who is an American Filipina, “I am grateful to the women who answer the call to fight.”
She included a photo of Maura Spence in uniform. Spence won the title of Miss Colorado America last month and is an active duty soldier.
People struggled to understand his point of view other than denigrating trans women. Women were once excluded from military service, so some people have pointed out that not too long ago, Spence would have been seen as someone who transgresses gender roles as well.
WTF, does that even mean, Qbert ?!
– crystal4whales (@ crystal4whales) July 1, 2021
Transphobic a lot, Qbert?
– marcpiszkiewicz (@mpiszkie) July 1, 2021
She is beautiful. You are jealous.
– TAG (@ TAG22713227) July 1, 2021
Misuse the image of a woman in uniform to support your twisted… cool reality.
– Seth K. (@FiftySeth) July 1, 2021
Wait, then you either care or you don’t care about traditional gender roles. I am really confused by your position here.
– RJ Zimmerman (@chuha) July 1, 2021
You don’t have major issues to face and resolve? What is wrong with you?
– Sfostertx (@ Sfostertx1) July 1, 2021
Boebert has long opposed LGBTQ rights, and in particular transgender rights.
She led a press conference outside Capitol Hill when Congress voted on the equality law, where she launched a raging rant full of false claims about transgender tweens and told reporters she was elevating her son “to be men” and she is “proud of that.”
“The so-called equality law, which we are all familiar with, is that Democrats use a pun,” Boebert said in a media appearance this year. “There is nothing about equality in this law. If anything, it’s supremacy for gays, lesbians, and cross-country rides.
Last week, Boebert said it was unfair for transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to compete in the Olympics, calling him “man” and stressing that she thought “This is WRONG! “
Spence will be competing in the Miss America pageant in December, but not against Enriquez as she is competing in the Miss USA pageant, which is run by different organizations.
Miss USA is run by the Miss Universe organization, which banned transgender contestants until 2012. At the time, Donald Trump owned the organization and then sold it in 2015.
In 2018, the first transgender woman to enter the Miss Universe pageant was Miss Spain, Angela Ponce.
The Miss USA pageant will be held in November in Oklahoma.