A Social Media Post Attributed to Rep. Lauren Boebert Is Parody

Rep. Lauren Boebert talks with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, April 20, 2024. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images)

A Threads post with more than 1,000 likes features a tweet that appears to show Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert inadvertently admitting to committing crimes. “If they charge President Trump for his crimes, they could charge any of us for our crimes. The rule of law means nothing to these people,” Boebert says in the post. “Who’s gonna tell her?” asks the user in response.

The image, however, is fake: It started out as a satirical post in March 2023 but is now being passed off as legitimate.

The image originated from a March 31, 2023, post on X by user Faith Back Rub, who claims in their account description that most of the images posted by the account are satirical. The original image includes a disclosure that the post is satirical, as seen below. However this line was cropped out in the recent repost.

A search of Boebert’s tweets on March 9, 2023, show that she did not post about Trump at all that day, and archived snapshots of her Twitter account confirm that a matching post has not since been deleted.

The three posts actually made by Boebert on March 9, 2023.
The three posts actually made by Boebert on March 9, 2023.

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