Unfortunately, electronic communication has replaced face-to-face interaction, and we now see assaults and vendettas on the Internet, when in the past, debate was more courteous when conducted in person.
Unfortunately, it appears that the communication patterns of Congress match those of the American public, with face-to-face talks being replaced by social media comments.
Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert is fed up with the lack of face time with her colleagues and is calling them out for being active on Twitter but avoiding her attempts to participate in public discourse.
Boebart has received the cold shoulder from Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, who has also insulted her on Twitter.
“When I first arrived here, Adam Kinzinger went after me on Twitter,” she said.
Previously, Kinzinger has criticized Boebert for her proposal to eliminate church-state separation.
Boebert had indicated that she was “tired of this separation of church and state junk.”
On Twitter, Kinzinger said, “There is no difference between this and the Taliban.”
“And I sent him a text. I said, ‘hey, we haven’t met yet. I’m Lauren. I would love to have a conservation with you and have you get to meet the real me.’
“And he said, ‘you’re right. We shouldn’t have these Twitter fights.’
This sounds like a logical conclusion, but according to Boebart, this is not the case.
However, guess what? We have not yet had that discussion. And he continues to harass me on Twitter. He’s a sad little man, just like Eric.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Another peer who has expressed opposition to Boebert but doesn’t seem to want a face to face is Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Swalwell is a Democrat from California who made gun control a key part of his short-lived bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Swalwell then called for an 8 part plan for gun control including a mandatory buy-back program for assault weapons and suggested that the government criminally prosecute anyone who refused to comply, as well as implementing a federal licensing program and more background checks, among other things. CONTINUE READING…