Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) heckled Democrat President Joe Biden during Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night as Biden talked about the dangers that U.S. soldiers faced serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers,” Biden said. “One was stationed at bases and breathing in toxic smoke from ‘burn pits’ that incinerated wastes of war—medical and hazard material, jet fuel, and more. When they came home, many of the world’s fittest and best trained warriors were never the same. Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness.”
“A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin,” Biden continued. “I know.”
Boebert then interrupted, “You put them in, 13 of them,” in reference to Biden’s disastrous pullout from Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 13 U.S. soldiers.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, ever classless and attention-seeking, yells out "You put them in, 13 of them" when Biden mentions flag-draped coffins coming home from Afghanistan. #SOTU pic.twitter.com/GnHHNG8weY
— The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2022
That was Lauren Boebert who shouted out during the State of the Union to say that 13 people had died in Afghanistan.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 2, 2022
In the speech Biden also called for protections for “maternal health care.”
“The constitutional right affirmed in Roe v. Wade—standing precedent for half a century—is under attack as never before,” he said. “If we want to go forward—not backward—we must protect access to health care. Preserve a woman’s right to choose. And let’s continue to advance maternal health care in America.”
He also discussed immigration in his speech. Here is what he said:
We’re putting in place dedicated immigration judges so families fleeing persecution and violence can have their cases heard faster. We’re securing commitments and supporting partners in South and Central America to host more refugees and secure their own borders.
We can do all this while keeping lit the torch of liberty that has led generations of immigrants to this land—my forefathers and so many of yours. Provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, those on temporary status, farm workers, and essential workers.
Revise our laws so businesses have the workers they need and families don’t wait decades to reunite. It’s not only the right thing to do—it’s the economically smart thing to do. That’s why immigration reform is supported by everyone from labor unions to religious leaders to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Let’s get it done once and for all. Advancing liberty and justice also requires protecting the rights of women.
He also used the speech to tout his “American Rescue Plan.”
Look, the American Rescue Plan is helping millions of families on Affordable Care Act plans save $2,400 a year on their health care premiums. Let’s close the coverage gap and make those savings permanent.
Second – cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combatting climate change.
Let’s provide investments and tax credits to weatherize your homes and businesses to be energy efficient and you get a tax credit; double America’s clean energy production in solar, wind, and so much more; lower the price of electric vehicles, saving you another $80 a month because you’ll never have to pay at the gas pump again.
Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro offered his own response to Biden’s speech.
“On issue after issue, Joe Biden is not merely wrong, he is aggressively wrong; he is not merely foolish, he is stubbornly foolish. Joe Biden became president with one goal: to enshrine himself in history as a great leader. Today, we can safely say that he is one of the worst leaders in American history,” he said.