Fetterman slams liberal’s ‘recreational cruelty’ toward Lauren Boebert family after her son’s arrest

Cutting through the din of the left’s mockery of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) came the voice of Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) who called out the “recreational cruelty.”

The Pennsylvania Democrat defended Boebert’s family against the bullying and the resulting “collateral damage” it causes, warning of the harm to children as he reacted to reports of the congresswoman’s son being arrested.

“The oldest son of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is suspected of being part of a group of friends who used credit cards stolen from cars to make purchases at gas stations and McDonald’s, according to court documents released Wednesday,” ABC News reported about Tyler Boebert, 18.

“Police in the small western Colorado city of Rifle announced Tuesday that Tyler Boebert had been arrested in connection with a recent string of vehicle break-ins and property thefts and was facing possible felony charges of criminal possession of identification documents involving multiple victims and conspiracy to commit a felony. He also faces over 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses, police said in a statement,” ABC News added.

The Republican congresswoman’s critics quickly took to social media to mock her and her family, prompting Fetterman to call for “restraint.”

“This is a family in crisis and the recreational cruelty I see on social media needs to be out of bounds,” he wrote on X.

“I know the impact this has on children. I’m calling for restraint because cruelty has substantial collateral damage,” the Democrat added. “We can’t ever forget that they didn’t sign up for this.”

Fetterman, who suffered a stroke before winning the Democratic nomination that led to his Senate victory, spoke out last year about the bullying he faced on the road to his recovery.

“Because I live in a political environment, I was ridiculed and made fun of because I wasn’t able to process things at times,” he told a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. “How can we become more empathetic, more responsive, and more effective senators?”

The senator also checked himself in to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he sought treatment for depression.

Boebert, meanwhile, issued a statement after her son’s arrest.

“I love my son Tyler, who has been through some very difficult, public challenges for a young man and the subject of attention that he didn’t ask for,” she said. “It breaks my heart to see my child struggling and, in this situation, especially when he has been provided multiple opportunities to get his life on track.”

“As an adult and father, Tyler will take responsibility for his actions and should be held accountable for poor decisions just like any other citizen,” the Republican lawmaker added.

Her ex-husband Jayson Boebert also made headlines in January when he was arrested on misdemeanor charges and the congresswoman obtained a temporary restraining order against him.

Fetterman’s post about Boebert received mixed reviews on X where some agreed and applauded the senator for taking the high road while others felt Boebert deserved the online mockery.


Frieda Powers


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