Lauren Boebert Brands Joe Biden 'Tyrant' After President's Gun Restrictions Call

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) railed against Joe Biden and called him a "tyrant" after the president outlined his ambition to pass gun restrictions in his speech to Congress.

Biden called on Republican lawmakers to work with Democrats to pass gun reform bills during his joint address on Wednesday.

He said: "I don't want to become confrontational, but we need more Senate Republicans to join the overall majority of Democratic colleagues and close the loopholes required in background check purchases of guns.

"We need a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And don't tell me it can't be done. We did it before and it worked. Talk to most responsible gun owners and hunters and they will tell you there's no possible justification in having 100 rounds in a weapon."

The president later continued: "We're not changing the Constitution, we're being reasonable. I think this is not a Democrat or Republican issue, it's an American issue."

But, Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert took issue with Biden's address and claimed it showed the president's ambition to increase the size of the government.

Boebert tweeted: "'Being reasonable' is following the Constitution as written, tyrant."

“Being reasonable” is following the Constitution as written, tyrant.

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 29, 2021

In a follow-up tweet, she added: "The entire #PresidentialAddress was 'big government' from start to finish. This presidency is everything the founders warned us against."

Boebert's two tweets were liked more than 6,000 times and retweeted on more than 1,000 occasions.

The lawmaker, who represents Colorado's third congressional district, is an advocate for gun rights and has dismissed calls for reform or restrictions.

Earlier this month, Boebert said gun control measures were "anti-women" and claimed owning a firearm was the only way she felt safe in a "dangerous liberal city."

In a tweet, she said: "The Left's gun control agenda will affect America's women more than anyone else. I'm about five foot tall, 100-pound woman. The only way I'm safe to walk around any dangerous liberal city is with an equalizer. Gun control is anti-women."

When she was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2020, Boebert made a name for herself through a number of controversial comments, including saying she would carry a gun to Congress.

Other Republicans took issue with Biden's speech, with Tim Scott (R-S.C.) who delivered the GOP rebuttal of the joint address.

Among the many accusations, Scott claimed the Biden administration had simply inherited the accomplishments of former President Donald Trump, who he praised for putting COVID-19 'on the run.'"

Newsweek has contacted Rep. Boebert and the White House for comment.

Lauren Boebert hit out against Joe Biden
Lauren Boebert hit out against Joe Biden's speech on Wednesday. In this photo, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), participates in a discussion on the Right to Bear Arms during the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle / Staff/Getty