On Wednesday, Republican pooperstar Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, one of the more wretched politicians allowed onto the House floor, spewed out an Islamophobic, invective-filled rant. Specifically, she attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, saying she was part of the “Jihad squad” and also saying she had two husbands, one of whom is her brother. Boebert also accused Rep. Omar of funding Islamic terrorism. She literally said all of teose things.
Boebert is a profoundly wretched soul, adrift in a sociopathy so acute and unique to her that it will likely never be studied—as very few people would be served by knowing anything more than that she’s what scientists call “an asshole.”
Kyle Clark is a news broadcaster and journalist in Colorado, working for 9 News. On Wednesday night’s show, after giving a short report on Boebert’s deplorable antics on the House floor, Clark gave what is probably the most succinct explanation of what has become most problematic about our political coverage in the past few years. It isn’t about “civility,” it’s about accountability. You can curse and say what you like, and call out the BS political wrangling of your opponents to make your point, but if your point is simply to misinform and lie and incite anger, confusion, and violence, then you should be held accountable for that.
It is worth the watch.