Rootin’ tootin’ Lauren Boebert doesn’t have the most graceful responses when her MAGA idol, Donald Trump, lands indictments. That phenomenon is beginning to be a regular occurrence with Trump racking up his fourth one this week, which caused him to get so torqued up that he couldn’t even spell “indicted” correctly or even muster up his usual ALL CAPS mode. Whereas ex-Trump attorney Jenna Ellis went into “live laugh love” mode, so it’s an all-around circus of responses other than “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani actually not performing (perhaps after recalling that he pioneered the prosecutorial use of RICO statutes back in his 1980s heyday).
Speaking of RICO, here’s how Boebert spent her August 14 prior to the RICO-themed indictment. She was hanging in the small town of Rico, Colorado. Yes, she posted photos that prove that she was there, and these didn’t make it onto her main Twitter account, or they’d probably be attracting more attention.
“Honored to spend time with firefighters from the Rico Fire Protection District – true heroes dedicated to keeping our community safe,” the MAGA congressman tweeted. “Their bravery and commitment are truly remarkable. Grateful for their sacrifice and service!”
Honored to spend time with firefighters from the Rico Fire Protection District – true heroes dedicated to keeping our community safe. Their bravery and commitment are truly remarkable. Grateful for their sacrifice and service! pic.twitter.com/YZochUhBXc
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) August 14, 2023
Boebert posted these photos only a short time before the Georgia indictment dropped on Monday evening, but of course, several people couldn’t resist commenting with a “RICO So fitting” and the like. Boebert’s timing isn’t always impeccable, but here, she inadvertently nailed it.
You said Rico
— Tracii ⨁ (@TraciiGuns) August 15, 2023
This is to good to pass up! UMMMMM…..
DID SOMEONE SAY “RICO”?
oh my. My apologies.
— Fuster Clucked -ANTIFA treasurer (@PamHowa02602337) August 14, 2023
I’m guessing no pun intended RICO
— Marina Zimmerman for Congress (@Marina4Colorado) August 14, 2023
Rico, well that a word you’re going to be hearing a lot.
— Colin Surridge (@DecalT17) August 14, 2023
RICO – Isn’t that what Donald Trump did?
— Rico Tangerino (@LarvalGoforth) August 14, 2023
Rico, like the charges against Trump and those seditionists?
— Dale Braisted (@DHBraisted) August 15, 2023
The day is just filled with RICO…
— Brynnie (@brynnie_bersh) August 14, 2023