Photos of Republican Rifle have been circulated with inaccurate claims.
DENVER – Newly-elected Colorado MP Lauren Boebert has been under the microscope for weeks for speaking out about her choice to challenge the Electoral College results and her promise to carry a gun with her to work. She now faces calls to resign after Democrats said she helped incite violence on the U.S. Capitol.
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But photos of the Rifle Republican have circulated with inaccurate claims.
The above tweet, which has since been removed, claims that Boebert took a photo with this group before leading them through the Capitol. The tweet goes on to claim that members of that same group participated in the insurgency on Capitol Hill the next day and that at least one was charged.
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WHAT WE FOUND
The photo associated with the tweet’s claim is from 2019.
A reverse Google Image search shows the photo is from a “Colorado Times Recorder” article from December 9, 2019.
Investigative journalist who wrote the 2019 story, Erik Maulbetsch, told 9NEWS it was December 8. “We will not respect ”rally at the Colorado Capitol. Maulbetsch said Boebert shared the photo on his Facebook page, which has since been deleted, but shared the screenshot he took of that post.
“About two hundred people rallied on the State Capitol on Saturday against Colorado’s new ‘red flag’ law, which allows arms to be taken from people considered a threat to themselves or to others.
Organizers of the “We Will Not Comply” rally included Rally For Our Rights activist Lesley Hollywood, conservative Facebook personality Sheronna Bishop and gun rights activist Lauren Boebert, who has just launched her campaign for the third. Colorado Congressional District, where she will challenge the outgoing U.S. Representative. Scott Tipton in the Republican primary. “
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It is not known if anyone pictured in the photo with Boebert participated in the events of January 6.
9NEWS also contacted Boebert’s office to ask if she had given tours before last week’s insurgency attempt.
“Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I haven’t toured the Capitol except to show my kids where I’ll be working while I’m away from home,” she says.
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