Rep. Lauren Boebert Defends Tweet Saying Taliban is 'Building Back Better'


Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert caused a massive stir on Monday when she tweeted that “the Taliban are the only people building back better,” referencing President Joe Biden’s campaign slogan.

The outspoken Colorado congresswoman is not backing down to the outraged crowd, however.

Defending her tweet, Rep. Boebert said “there’s a difference between ending a war and running out of town. Leftists don’t like my ‘building back better’ tweet because it’s true.”

Rep. Boebert told the Daily Caller that the chaos in Afghanistan is “what happens when our leaders put America last.”

“The Taliban has taken billions of dollars of American military equipment and will use it against us. This is what happens when our leaders put America last. It’s a travesty. In 2021 America has seen decline while the Taliban is on the rise. Thanks, Joe Biden.”

The report noted that “Boebert, a gun-rights proponent, was one of 16 Republican members of the House of Representatives to vote against a bill that would expedite visa applications for Afghan translators and others who aided the U.S.”

White House National security adviser Jake Sullivan admitted on Tuesday that the Taliban has seized significant troves of weapons left behind by the US military.

“We don’t have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone but certainly, a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and obviously, we don’t have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport,” Sullivan said at the White House briefing.

Weapons obtained by the Taliban include guns, ammunition and even Blackhawk helicopters.

Sullivan blamed the Afghan Army for allowing the weapons and helicopters to be taken by the Taliban.

“Those Blackhawks were not given to the Taliban. They were given to the Afghan national security forces to be able to defend themselves at the specific request and President Ghani who came to the Oval Office and asked for additional air capability, among other things,” Sullivan said.

When asked during the Pentagon briefing about what steps were being taken to keep weapons from falling into the hands of the Taliban, Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor said that he did not have an answer to that question.

“I don’t have the answer to that question,” he responded.

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13 responses to “Rep. Lauren Boebert Defends Tweet Saying Taliban is ‘Building Back Better’”

  1. Damen_Rabbitt says:

    The sad reality is when the US leaves the Airport and Liberal Media turns the cameras off, the stranded Americans and Afghan Friendly’s will be purged and slaughtered. Joe Biden will do nothing about it as well.

  2. Maiafay says:

    I saw a pic of the Taliban posing with icecream to troll Biden on leaving Americans behind. It’s messed up, but kinda funny too.

  3. Kingsfreak says:

    Hey guys you have a repeating paragraph in the center of the news article, you might want to edit it.

    (The report noted that “Boebert, a gun-rights proponent, was one of 16 Republican members of the House of Representatives to vote against a bill that would expedite visa applications for Afghan translators and others who aided the U.S.Boebert, a gun-rights proponent, was one of 16 Republican members of the House of Representatives to vote against a bill that would expedite visa applications for Afghan translators and others who aided the U.S.”)

  4. Keokuk11 says:

    Well she ain’t lying name one this that the Democrats or Biden has done that has not turned out to be a complete disaster! At this point I feel like we hare being trolled it’s like they are doing everything they can to destroy the country as fast as they can and they ain’t even trying to hide it anymore. They have only one option now and that’s pass that steal the vote bill before the next election or they are going to be slathered. They are fighting like hell to stop the audits because they knew if what they did in the last election is exposed they will never get back into power again.

  5. ellie says:

    In the vain of Tim, “come on, timcast.com, copy editor?”.

  6. leadd1 says:

    Is it true???? Yeah…. Is it too soon???? Yeah…..

  7. Deutscher says:

    Boebert trolling BBB: hilarious!

  8. Alex Larson says:

    I think Iran might be Building Back Better too!

  9. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    BBB is a globalist slogan used by European politicians. The Taliban are just as much globalists as the next guy [they use religion as a tool, they’re not as fanatical about Islam as, say, ISIS]. They’ll sell information on the construction on state-of-the art “Imperial” equipment that they can’t use to the Chinese and Russians.