‘That Really Makes Me Nuts’: Joy Behar Ties Colorado Springs Shooting To Lauren Boebert’s 2021 Christmas Photo
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Joy Behar attends the 2017 Broadcasting & Cable Hall Of Fame 27th Anniversary Gala at Grand Hyatt New York on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
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“The View” host Joy Behar drew a straight line on Tuesday from the Saturday night shooting at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s 2021 Christmas photo.

Behar was discussing the shooting — which took place at Club Q, an LGBTQ establishment — with Colorado’s Democrat Governor Jared Polis, who is the nation’s first openly gay governor. Her argument was that whatever else set mass shootings apart from each other, the one thing they all had in common was the gun.


“Well, the one thing, Governor, that all these things have in common is the gun,” Behar asserted, adding, “The guns, I mean, they all have those AR-15s.”

“Lauren Boebert, the congresswoman in your state, posts pictures — Christmas pictures of her and her husband and her kids holding these guns,” Behar continued. “That’s a very bad message to send to people, especially to children, but that’s my own little aside here because that really makes me nuts.”

Boebert posted the photo in question in response to Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), who had shared an image of his very well-armed family sitting by their Christmas tree.

“Merry Christmas!” the tweet read. “p.s. Santa, please bring ammo.”

Boebert responded with a since-deleted tweet showing her own family posing in a similar fashion by their own tree.

“The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie,” she said, adding, “(No spare ammo for you though).”

Both Massie and Boebert were immediately attacked on Twitter by users accusing them of promoting or even inspiring more gun violence. Some even drew comparisons to militant Islamist groups.

Fellow Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) lashed out at his colleague in a series of tweets, saying, “I promise not everyone in Kentucky is an insensitive a**hole.”

“I’m old enough to remember Republicans screaming that it was insensitive to try to protect people from gun violence after a tragedy,” Yarmuth continued. “Now they openly rub the murder of children in our faces like they scored a touchdown. Disgraceful.”

Parkland father and gun control advocate Fred Guttenberg responded to Massie as well, likening his family to the family of the school shooter who had rocked Michigan just days earlier.

@RepThomasMassie, since we are sharing family photos, here are mine. One is the last photo that I ever took of Jaime, the other is where she is buried because of the Parkland school shooting. The Michigan school shooter and his family used to take photos like yours as well,” he said.

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