In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday (March 15), Boebert recalled how she recevied messages from some of the parents of the fallen soldiers to thank her for interrupting the speech after her heckling became news.
"After I spoke up, a few of the parents of our fallen soldiers reached out to me, and one of the moms encouraged me to share her thoughts with you,” Boebert said, and read one of the messages aloud. 'Hello Mrs Boebert. I am Shana Chappell, the mother of Lieutenant Corporal Kareem Nikoui…'"
The 20-year-old Marine Corps Lance Corporal Kareem M Nikoui was killed in the suicide bombing along with 12 other soldiers at Hamid Karzai International Airport, assisting Afghans attempting to escape Taliban rule, The Independentreported.
But Boebert managed to make a gaffe in the form of mentioning a non-existent military title "lieutenant corporal."
After I spoke up for our 13 fallen military heroes at the State of the Union address a few of their parents reached out to thank me for recognizing them.\n\nOne of the parents encouraged me to share her message. Here it is.pic.twitter.com/Eu0IKn2FG0
But before realising her error, Twitter was on hand to duly point out the faux pas to the congresswoman.
Sporting a new look, Boebert recounts the incident where she yelled out during SOTU. She talks about Pelosi telling her to shut up, then says the mom of a \u201clieutenant corporal\u201d (there\u2019s no such thing) wrote her to thank her.pic.twitter.com/0WFuy1PLI8
— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
The U.S. military doesn\u2019t have a rank of \u201clieutenant corporal\u201d so what was the nationality of the mother who thanked her?https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1503777835655254028\u00a0\u2026
— Alexander S. Vindman (@Alexander S. Vindman)
fun fact: Lauren Boebert is a Lieutenant Corporal in the Congressional Moron Caucus