In a recent and unexpected twist in the political discourse, famed horror author Stephen King has stepped into the spotlight for his candid criticism of Representative Lauren Boebert’s call for President Joe Biden’s impeachment. Boebert, a Republican known for her fervent support of gun rights and former President Donald Trump, represents Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and owns Shooters Grill, a restaurant that warmly welcomes armed patrons.
Boebert’s post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, was a clarion call for Biden’s impeachment, a stance she believes aligns with the responsibilities of the Republican-majority House. This move comes amid the House’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Biden, focusing on allegations tied to his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China and Ukraine during Biden’s vice presidency.
These allegations have been robustly denied by both the White House and Hunter Biden’s legal representatives, while Democrats have criticized the Republican-led investigations for their lack of conclusive evidence.
King, known for his often forthright and unfiltered online persona, responded to Boebert’s post with a direct challenge, urging the Congresswoman to “do some work for a change.” This blunt remark has ignited a spectrum of reactions from the public, mirroring the deep divisions in today’s political landscape. Critics of Boebert accuse her of being overly fixated on Biden, at the expense of addressing other critical issues like inflation. Meanwhile, her supporters echo her impeachment rhetoric.
Boebert’s opposition to Biden has been consistent, particularly regarding the Inflation Reduction Act. During Biden’s Colorado visit to advocate for the act and clean energy investments, Boebert dismissed the legislation as a “complete scam.” The act played a key role in the $200 million expansion of the CS Wind factory in Pueblo, a significant part of her district, which is projected to create 850 jobs by 2028. Despite this, Boebert voted against the act, citing concerns over its cost.
In a statement addressing Boebert’s opposition, a White House spokesperson highlighted the potential loss of over $5.6 billion in infrastructure projects for Colorado, including significant funding for high-speed internet, under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Boebert also opposed.
President Biden, speaking at a fundraiser, labelled her opposition as a “massive failure,” pointing to the act’s beneficial economic impact in her own district.
This exchange between King and Boebert is more than just a political spat; it’s a reflection of the evolving nature of public discourse, where celebrities and politicians engage in direct dialogue, blurring the traditional boundaries of their respective spheres.