A ruling has been issued, by a federal judge, that states that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is allowed to block a former Democratic Colorado state lawmaker from having access to her through the means of her social media accounts.
“Blocking a Twitter user on an account created before she was elected to office is something Ms. Boebert could do before she was in office and could do after she leaves office,” stated Daniel D. Domenico, a U.S. District Court Judge, back on Thursday, as reported by The Associated Press.
This case involving social media accounts was taken in front of former Democratic state Rep. Bri Buentello, who issued the claim that by blocking him on social media, Boebert was in violation of his first amendment right to free speech. However, Boebert only blocked him on her personal social media accounts, while leaving her congressional accounts untouched. Buentello is a resident inside of Boebert’s congressional district.
“It is a blow to our freedom of speech when a politician using a platform such as Twitter can block voices of dissent which she disagrees with, and the courts won’t intervene to stop this First Amendment violation,” stated an attorney representing Buentello, David Lane, this past week.
The law team for Buentello issued the argument that because of the fact that Boebert occasionally uses her personal social media accounts to make statements about official policy, it should be against the law for her to block any constituents. The judge disagreed and outright dismissed that line of argument.
This past week, Boebert made papers when she brought up a piece of legislation to censure President Biden for what she claimed is a “dereliction of duty” concerning the issues at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Well over 20 House Republicans were fast to join her as co-sponsors, criticizing Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been placed in charge of the ongoings surround the border crisis.
“They must be held accountable. And that’s why today I am proud to lead my colleagues in filing a bill to censure President Joe Biden for his dereliction of duty and failing to secure the southern homeland. He has refused to enforce the laws that Congress has passed to secure our border. He has refused to visit the border,” Boebert stated.
“His border czar Kamala has failed to visit the border. His secretary of homeland security is lying to the American people, saying that our border is closed. Meanwhile, this administration is dumping fuel on this fire by flying illegal immigrants from Central America at taxpayer expense and allowing thousands of illegal immigrants to enter and remain in our communities,” she continued.
“Girls are being assaulted, children are being abandoned at the border, families are self separating because of Joe Biden’s policies. Children six years of age and under may cross with an adult, but seven years and older are sent back. So parents are choosing to self-separate from their children, putting their children in the hands of the cartel. And then this administration reunites them in another area of the country, on the other side of the border,” Boebert stated.
“Our law enforcement has been overrun and speaking with one Border Patrol agent. He said we had a plan. But, like the famous saying goes, everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face — and the Biden regime has punched our border patrol agents in the face.”