Lauren Boebert Unaware She Can Attend Joe Biden's State of the Union Speech

Representative Lauren Boebert appeared to be unaware that she can attend President Joe Biden's upcoming State of the Union speech during a Fox News interview on Friday.

Boebert, a Republican who represents Colorado's 3rd congressional district, told Fox News host Jesse Watters that just 25 members of each chamber of Congress would be able to attend the address.

However, all 535 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate will be invited to the State of the Union speech, according to a memo from the House sergeant-at-arms on Thursday.

Boebert spoke to Jesse Watters Primetime on Friday evening and criticized people who were still advocating the wearing of face masks due to COVID-19.

Watters asked: "What's Nancy [Pelosi] doing in Congress now?"

"You know, Biden's got this big State of the Union. Are we going to be able to see your faces? I want to be able to see Bernie [Sanders] falling asleep," the Fox News host said.

Watters said that the District of Columbia had dropped indoor mask-wearing requirements and Boebert pointed out that masks were still required in the House of Representatives.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced mask requirements for entering businesses will be dropped on March 1.

"All of the mandates are dropping in D.C. Except for in the people's house," Boebert said. "And, in fact, Jesse, you won't be seeing my face, with or without a mask, in the people's house because only 25 members of each body of Congress are allowed to join the State of the Union."

Watters asked Boebert if that was really the case and she said that it was.

"So this is a joint address of Congress and only 25 members from each body will be able to attend," she said. "I'm just curious to see which 25 are trampling over each other to go see Joe Biden stumble and Jill escort him off the dais."

However, the House sergeant-at-arms said in a memo on Thursday that all members of the House and Senate would be invited to attend the State of the Union address on March 1.

Those attending in person will have to submit a negative PCR test one day before the speech and wear "a high quality, properly fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (KN95 or N95) at all times," according to NPR.

People attending will also have to "adhere to social distancing guidelines regarding seating separation distances" and guests will not be permitted this year.

The memo also said that "failure to follow guidelines or removal of the mask in the House Chamber will result in the attendee's removal from the event and/or fines."

There had been reports earlier this February that attendance at the speech could be limited and just 25 members of the House would be permitted to attend.

President Biden gave a joint address to Congress in 2021 that was attended by around 200 members due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Newsweek has asked Lauren Boebert's office for comment.

Lauren Boebert Appears at CPAC
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. Boebert appeared unaware on Friday that she can attend the State of the Union March 1. Joe Raedle/Getty Images