Rep-elect trolls Colorado over Thanksgiving COVID guidelines

Rep-elect trolls Colorado over Thanksgiving COVID guidelines

Representative-elect Lauren Boebert is trolling her home state of Colorado’s local shutdown orders by finding a way to bypass them this Thanksgiving.

In an interview published Wednesday with Fox News, Boebert (R-Colo.) slammed local orders limiting personal gatherings to 10 people in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, arguing that it was absurd to curtail the number of people who could gather for Thanksgiving when the state permitted gatherings of up to 30 for funerals.

“In Colorado, Thanksgiving is limited to 10 people, but funerals are limited to 30. So I’m going to have a peaceful funeral for a turkey and have about 30 people at my house,” the incoming lawmaker and pro-second amendment activist told the network.

Boebert also quipped that her 30-person guest limit should be allowed to be increased because she had added two more dead animals to the menu: a pig and a duck.

The small government conservative went on to say that the government should not be interfering with the holidays.

“A government that is big enough to shut down your Thanksgiving dinner is a government that’s too big,” she argued.

Boebert, 33, who runs a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill in the small community of Rifle, has repeatedly spoken out against shutdown restrictions since the pandemic hit US shores earlier this year.

The Colorado Republican went as far as to defy lockdown orders in May to keep her restaurant afloat financially.

Representative-elect Lauren Boebert
Representative-elect Lauren BoebertHyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A spokesperson for Boebert did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on whether the funeral plans panned out.

She also made headlines this week when the pro-second amendment activist, who straps a Glock to her hip, asked Capitol Police about packing heat in the House.

The practice is technically allowed for lawmakers, with some limitations, under congressional regulations.

With Post wires