Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert interrupted President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, mentioning the 13 U.S. service members who were killed in Afghanistan.
As Biden described veterans exposed to burn pits developing “cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin,” Boebert yelled out: “You put them in, 13 of them,” sparking boos from the Democrats in the chamber. Boebert is referring to the 13 U.S. service members who were killed in a terror attack at the Kabul airport as Americans were left stranded throughout the country in August 2021.
“Headaches, numbness, dizziness, a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin, I know,” Biden said.
Boebert then shouted: “13 of them!”
Democrats then booed her.