Watch: Far Right Pol Lauren Boebert Knocks Pete Buttigieg's Parenting

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Lauren Boebert
Lauren Boebert  (Source:Associated Press)

It is perhaps appropriate that Colorado GOP House representative Lauren Boebert went out on Halloween as Cruella de Vil, complete with a half a head of white hair.

The gun-toting, Trump-loving politician showed her nastier side with a video criticized Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking several months of parental leave, reports Business Insider.

"Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said she delivered one of her four children in the front seat of her truck, comparing her parenthood to that of Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg's as she criticized him for taking paternity leave during the supply chain crisis," the website writes.

"I delivered one of my children in the front seat of my truck. Because as a mom of four, we got things to do," said Boebert in a video bulletin posted Monday by her YouTube account.

"Ain't nobody got time for two and a half months of maternity leave. We have a world to save here," she added.

She shaded Buttigieg for being on maternity leave as the supply chain crisis accelerated over the past few months. "The guy in charge of it all, Mayor Pete, was on a two-month maternity, paternity, whatever the heck you want to call it, leave. Okay, the guy was gone. The guy was not working," said Boebert.

She then alluded to Tucker Carlson's attempt to shame Buttigieg last month about parenting. "Because why? He was trying to figure out how to chest feed."

Buttigieg responded, via the New York Times, that he considers time with his family as work.

"The big thing is having a newly personal appreciation for the fact that this is work," he said. "It may be time away from a professional role, but it's very much time on."

But perhaps Boebert should be finding fault with her own campaign after someone mistakenly identified her as a representative of Utah in a report submitted to the Federal Election Commission last Thursday, reports the Huffington Post.

"Thanks for reaching out," a spokesperson for Boebert, Jake Settle, said in response to an inquiry about the Forbes article that first reported on the filing. "I flagged this for our team!"

"Since her election to the House of Representatives last year, Boebert, a gun-rights advocate and Donald Trump disciple, has routinely made headlines for spreading conspiracy theories, vaccine skepticism and bigotry, and for her tendency to self-own, usually when attacking others," adds the HuffPost.

Watch her comments below. They begin around the 5:45 mark.