Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) had harsh words for President Joe Biden after he spoke to a group of schoolchildren, claiming the president is more widely known for controversy than his Ray-Bans and love of ice cream.
Throughout his presidency, Biden has sought to project an image of “dullness,” as he describes, in contrast to the frequent coverage and controversies that surrounded his predecessor on a seemingly daily basis. Rep. Boebert reminded followers that the president has been forced to bat away his own inglorious moments, too.
“[Y]ou’re known for creepily sniffing little girls’ hair and for being a reoccurring character in Ashley Biden’s diary,” tweeted Rep. Boebert in response to a video of President Biden answering a child’s question on his favorite flavor of ice cream.
No, you’re known for creepily sniffing little girls’ hair and for being a reoccurring character in Ashley Biden’s diary.https://t.co/OseWBs2cNn
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) April 28, 2023
During his 2020 campaign, media outlets were quick to post videos of the president appearing to sniff the hair of women and girls who stood by him during various events and ceremonies. The reactions were not only covered by conservative media but other mainstream outlets like Vanity Fair and Daily Show host Trevor Noah. The Cut, capitalizing on the attention, conducted a poll that showed 77 percent of Americans disapprove of a man smelling a woman’s hair.
Boebert also referenced the stolen diary of presidential daughter Ashley Biden, which was taken by two individuals later convicted and sold to Project Veritas. The diary, which was never authenticated according to the fact-checking organization Snopes, contained passages where the Biden daughter may have claimed to have been abused by her father at a young age.
Since narrowly winning reelection in 2022, the Colorado congresswoman has remained a lightning rod for her outspoken demeanor and posturing on the most conservative side of the House Republican caucus. Rep. Boebert was part of a narrow band of members who initially sought to block Kevin McCarthy from assuming the speakership, though she later indirectly backed the Republican lawmaker by voting “present.”