The newspaper's editorial board implored the extremist Republican to "stop the intolerance."
Boebert has repeatedly participated in the false, right-wing narrative that educating children about gender identity and allowing trans youth to receive gender-affirming care is somehow “grooming” and sexualizing them, and has also directed vitriol towards kid-friendly drag shows. Criticized for her past comments in the wake of Saturday’s shooting, she doubled down, saying: “I have never had bad rhetoric towards anyone and their personal preference as an adult. What I’ve criticized is the sexualization of our children. And I’ve criticized men dressing up as caricatures of women.”
“Boebert was rightly excoriated for her role in elevating hateful speech against the LGBTQ community,” the Post wrote. “As an added bonus, her hard-line positions on gun control, ruling out even common sense measures, mean she would not have supported any efforts that might have kept guns out of this shooter’s possession.”