Lauren Boebert Hits Back at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Abuser Comments—'This Is Ridiculous'

Rep. Lauren Boebert has criticized a "ridiculous" claim by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that some Republicans are deploying similar tactics to those used by abusers.

Democrat Ocasio-Cortez singled out GOP Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) when she made the comparison in relation to some Republican's response to the U.S. Capitol riot.

But in an appearance on Fox News' The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday, Boebert accused Democrats of trying to "cancel" her and any GOP lawmakers linked to ex-president Donald Trump.

"The Democrat Party is a party of cancel culture," the newly-elected congresswoman, representing Colorado's third congressional district, told host Laura Ingraham.

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"That's a pillar of the Democrat party—when you have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accusing Senator [Ted] Cruz of nearly murdering her or comparing congressman Chip Roy's actions to a sexual abuser...this is ridiculous and someone, at some time, needs to hold them accountable, and maybe it's the freshmen class of the GOP."

Boebert's comments were in response to Ocasio-Cortez's lengthy Instagram Live on Monday night, during which she recounted her experience of the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

During the widely-watched livestream, the Democratic Representative for New York explained how her fear during the insurrection at the Capitol was compounded by the trauma of being a survivor of sexual assault.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested some Republicans played a role in the insurrection by pushing Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud after the 2020 presidential election.

She also likened the tactics being deployed by some Republicans, whom she said were eager to "move on" without any accountability, to those used by abusers.

Cruz and Roy had earlier demanded that Ocasio-Cortez apologize for a tweet in which she said Cruz's actions "almost had me murdered."

Ocasio-Cortez said: "So many of the people who helped perpetrate and who take no responsibility for what happened in the Capitol are trying to tell us all to move on... forget about what happened... [and] that it wasn't a big deal... without any accountability, without any truth-telling or without actually confronting the extreme damage, physical harm, loss of life and trauma that was inflicted on not just me as a person, not just other people as individuals, but as on all of us as a collective, and on many other people."

She added: "These folks who tell us to move on, that it's not a big deal, that we should forget what's happened, or even telling us to apologize—these are the same tactics of abusers."

Ocasio-Cortez added: "We cannot move on without accountability. We cannot heal without accountability. And so all of these people who want to tell us to move on are doing so at their own convenience."

Boebert and Ocasio-Cortez have been contacted for additional comment.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) arrives to a House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on February 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images