Republican Rep Plans Turkey ‘Funeral’ Instead of Thanksgiving To Defy Colorado COVID-19 Guidelines

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has found a creative way around coronavirus restrictions, according to Fox News.

“In Colorado, Thanksgiving is limited to 10 people, but funerals are limited to 30. So I’m going to have a peaceful funeral for a turkey and have about 30 people at my house.”

“A government that is big enough to shut down your Thanksgiving dinner is a government that’s too big,” Boebert said.

“I’m not walking around with security. I am the security.”

“So I’ll carry in my office. I know that it’s OK for members to carry there and I am going to set up a meeting with the Capitol [Police] chief and talk to him about further options to carry. … If there aren’t enough provisions there to make sure that I feel like I’m safe and not disarmed, then I may try to make some amendments to the rules in Congress.”

“D.C. is increasingly dangerous, right now – especially [with] the politics surrounding D.C. People are going to know who I am, and I think that just kind of makes for a larger target. And so I want to make sure that I’m able to defend myself.”

“To me, one of the most important things is remaining real in this place full of tucked-in shirts and ties and suit jackets.”

“I learned to have limitless thinking from reading the Bible.”

“I’m coming outside of the box to rip the lid open. I’m not coming in to jump inside the box with them. … I’m not here to grow government. I’m here to shrink government.”

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From Fox News:

Incoming Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, an anti-big government Republican who previously defied local shutdown orders, said she’s finding a creative way to bypass Colorado’s Thanksgiving gathering restrictions by having a “funeral” for a dead turkey.

Boebert, who has railed against coronavirus lockdown rules, called out Colorado’s limits on personal gatherings to 10 people while “life-rite” gatherings like funerals can have many more people.

Reached Wednesday, Boebert confirmed her “funeral” plans for Thanksgiving but also quipped that her guest limit should actually be allowed to increase since she’s added two more dead animals to the menu, a pig and a duck.

Boebert, the owner of a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colo., called Shooters Grill, said the government’s job is to inform the public of coronavirus risks and then let individuals exercise their own personal responsibility. She’s been an outspoken critic of shutdown restrictions that she says have devastated small businesses and families while allowing big-box retailers like Walmart to thrive.