Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert mocked after announcing that her pronoun is ‘patriot’

Kate Plummer
Thursday 27 May 2021 09:06
Politics

Lauren Boebert

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Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert has been roundly roasted after she announced she would be using “patriot” as her pronoun.

The politician struggled to garner support after she tried to mock people who clarify their gender identity and show her love of America in one fell and failed swoop on Twitter.

Some people were quick to teach her the fundamentals of grammar and point out that “patriot” is a noun not a pronoun:

While others gave her their own... less than complimentary labels:

As well as being a Republican politician, Boebert runs a restaurant in Colorado in which staff members are encouraged to openly carry firearms. It is called, and this is not a joke, Shooter’s Grill.

She is no stranger to controversy - she was briefly suspended from Twitter after she posted tweets about the Capitol riots in January and some claim she is linked to conspiracy theorist group QAnon, which she denies. She has also spoken out against coronavirus restrictions and has been criticised for interviewing a member of the far-right group, Proud Boys.

And it is not the first time she has mocked the use of pronouns. She has ‘jokingly’ demanded to be known as “congressman” and has called the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, a “supremacy of gays.”

Oh dear, Boebert. What a “patriot”.

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