Rep. Lauren Boebert posted a Christmas photo of her and family members with assault rifles.
She tweeted the photo in support of Rep. Thomas Massie, who posted a similar one.
Massie was criticized for posting his photo days after the high-school shooting in Michigan.
Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert posted a Christmas photo of her family wielding rifles, joining a fellow Republican who was criticized for posting a similar photo after a high-school shooting.
Boebert posted the photo Tuesday. It shows her in front of a Christmas tree with her four sons, each of whom has a gun. She isn’t armed in the photo, and it doesn’t feature her husband.
Boebert is a vocal gun-rights activist who gained prominence last year after pledging to carry a gun around Congress when she was elected.
“The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie!” she wrote alongside the photo.
Her tweet was addressed to Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who posted a photo on Saturday of his own family in front of a Christmas tree with guns. It had the caption “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, pls bring ammo.”
Massie faced intense criticism for the timing of the photo, which was published days after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, killing four students. A 15-year-old student at the school was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting.
Boebert’s own tweet added jokingly to Massie: “(No spare ammo for you, though).”
Democratic Rep. Thomas Yarmuth, also of Kentucky, criticized Massie’s post, and wrote on Twitter: “I promise not everyone in Kentucky is an insensitive asshole.”
“I’m old enough to remember Republicans screaming that it was insensitive to try to protect people from gun violence after a tragedy,” he added.
“Now they openly rub the murder of children in our faces like they scored a touchdown. Disgraceful.”
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