DENVER — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was among 21 House Republicans who voted on Tuesday against awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol from a violent attack on Jan. 6.
In a statement to Colorado Politics, the first-term lawmaker from Garfield County accused Democrats of trying to "score cheap political points" with the legislation.
The resolution passed 406-21 with overwhelming bipartisan support, including from all House Democrats and the other GOP members of Colorado's congressional delegation, Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck.
"The desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American Democracy, and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our Nation's history," the resolution reads.
Boebert, a Garfield County restaurant owner and Second Amendment advocate, blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the resolution's sponsor.
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