Lauren Boebert Says Venezuelans Eat Dogs Because They Have No Guns

A video of Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert has gone viral on social media after she said a gun ban could result in Americans eating dogs.

While speaking to Newsmax's Sebastian Gorka on Monday, Boebert, a far-right Republican, reflected on her confrontation with 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

Before Boebert had taken office, she confronted O'Rourke during an event in Aurora, Colorado in September 2019 after he announced his commitment to taking citizens' AR-15s.

Speaking about the importance of guns in America, Boebert told Gorka Americans would begin eating dogs, like in Venezuela, if guns are taken away from citizens.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit held at the Tampa Convention Center on July 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. A video of Boebert claiming that people could turn to eating dogs if they have their guns taken away has gone viral. Joe Raedle/Getty

Her comments come after the House passed a ban on assault weapons by a narrow 217-213 margin on Friday.

However, it is not expected to pass in the Senate because of the need for 10 Republican votes to avoid a filibuster. The chamber is evenly split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats.

The clip of Boebert, which has already been viewed more than 1 million times, saw the politician mocked on Twitter.

"If the citizenry in America is disarmed then we are no longer citizens we are subjects," Boebert said in the video.

"You know here in America we have gourmet treats for puppies, we have these amazing groomers for dogs.

"Well in Venezuela they eat the dogs and it started because they don't have firearms.

"They do not have a way to protect themselves, to defend themselves against a tyrannical government."

Democratic nominee in Colorado's 3rd District Adam Frisch challenged Boebert on her comments as he responded to the viral video.

"The reasoning here is definitely a stretch. If Lauren Boebert agrees to more debates with me, I will ask her to elaborate." he tweeted.

"Lauren Boebert has mastered GOP talking: string together completely random things her supporters will find awful, eating dogs! restrict guns! Venezuela! and hope they don't notice that even if those random things weren't false, there'd be no remote connection between them," The Atlantic journalist Christopher Orr wrote.

"Make fun of Lauren Boebert all you want, but people still vote for this sh*tshow they like to call a political party, so perhaps she's not the one and only dummy here," sports media personality Elika Sadeghi tweeted.

Musician Holly Figueroa O'Reilly also took to social media to mock Boebert.

"It's hard to pick a clear winner for the Dumbest Chucklef*** in Congress Award, but Lauren Boebert is a clear front runner."

Newsweek has contacted Lauren Boebert for comment.