Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, accused Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) of encouraging the hate that led to Saturday’s lethal capturing in Colorado and instructed her to “Get off Twitter.”
5 folks had been killed and at the very least 25 had been injured after a shooter, believed to be 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, opened fireplace at a homosexual nightclub in Colorado Springs, Calif. on Saturday night time.
Boebert acknowledged the capturing in her house state shortly after information broke and known as for an finish to the violence.
“The information out of Colorado Springs is completely terrible,” she tweeted on Sunday morning. “This morning the victims & their households are in my prayers. This lawless violence wants to finish and finish shortly.”
Chasten Buttigieg tweeted in response, “You encourage the sort of hatred. Get off Twitter and begin wanting inward.”
In a separate tweet, Buttigieg immediately linked the GOP to violent rhetoric in opposition to the LGBTQ group.
“Republicans proceed to run on and unfold anti-LGBTQ ideology and hatred whereas refusing to elevate a finger on gun violence. That is preventable, however provided that they begin seeing LGBTQ folks as equals, and themselves as leaders,” he wrote.
Different Democrats joined Chasten in accusing Boebert of hypocrisy, together with Rep.-elect Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), the primary brazenly LGBTQ+ immigrant elected to Congress.
“I’m livid that members of Congress like Boebert have the f—ing audacity to say something once they unfold this hate continuously,” he tweeted.