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Rep. Mondaire Jones deletes tweet calling for Rep. Boebert’s expulsion

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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) demanded the expulsion of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) from Congress in a now-deleted tweet after a social media post falsely claiming a 2019 image depicted her with individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol made the rounds on the internet, Fox News reported Wednesday afternoon.

Sharing the post supposedly connecting Boebert to those who assaulted the Capitol one week ago, Jones wrote “Expel her.” The picture, however, was originally from an article published in December 2019 by the Colorado Times Recorder, as Will Sommer of The Daily Beast observed.

Neither Jones nor Boebert have commented publicly on the story at the time of publication.

Both Boebert and Jones, who are freshmen members, are already making names for themselves in Washington, D.C.

Jones is increasingly seen as an ally of “The Squad” of progressive House Democrats such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).

Boebert, on the other hand, has defined herself as a dedicated ally of President Donald Trump and has received criticism for insisting on carrying a firearm on Capitol Hill grounds.

The Colorado Republican has also turned heads for slamming the heightened security measures inside the Capitol such as the metal detectors at the entrance to the House chamber.

“I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex,” Boebert tweeted Tuesday. “Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week — it’s just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi.”

The first-term congresswoman refused to let police look through her bag after she set off metal detectors on Tuesday, according to Colorado Public Radio. Prior to this, Boebert requested access to a gun locker from Captiol Police but they turned down her request, the Colorado Times Recorder reported. According to Fox News, lawmakers are supposed to limit carrying firearms to their personal offices.

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‘Sanctuary city’ of Denver is secretly paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah

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Liberal, self-described ‘sanctuary city’ Denver, Colorado is paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah, according to Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox.

“We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver has been sending illegal immigrants to Utah without proper notification or approval,” Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox wrote Friday on X. “This is completely unacceptable and follows on the failed catch-and-release policy of the Biden administration.”

Without the approval or advance knowledge of local officials, Denver has been paying for migrants to relocate to other places, including Utah, where approximately 2,000 have been sent, 2KUTV News reported Thursday. Cox said Friday the practice is “unacceptable” and a result of the Biden administration’s immigration policies.

Cox wrote that Utah’s resources “are completely depleted.” His office told Fox 13 News they learned about the city sending migrants on May 13.

“All 50 states, including Utah, are now border states due to the failed immigration policies of President Biden and Congress,” Cox continued. “Once again we call on the Biden administration and Congress to solve this crisis.”

Denver city officials are not blaming the Biden administration’s horrendous open border policies for the overwhelming issue; rather, they blame Texas.

Officials told Axios Friday: “The vast majority of newcomers arriving in Denver do so on buses chartered from Texas and had no intention of ever coming to Denver,” Jordan Fuja, spokesperson for Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, told Axios. “That’s why part of our operations include purchasing tickets for newcomers to get to their desired location.”

Government officials in Salt Lake City, Utah also were not made aware in advance of the migrants’ arrival, the city mayor’s office told 2KUTV News.

“I have, myself, communicated our displeasure,” Andrew Roberts, chief of staff for Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, told the outlet.

 

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