Less than 24 hours after actor Alex Baldwin accidentally shot and killed award-winning cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) posted a hateful, tone-deaf tweet making light of the situation and attacking Baldwin.
Boebert referenced a tweet Baldwin sent seven years ago in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who was gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missiouri.
Even though the two events are not even vaguely similar, Boebert sent out this tweet:
Reaction on social media was immediate. Even former Trump White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah was disgusted by Boebert’s attempt to use a tragedy in order to score cheap political points:
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ) also lit into Boebert: