President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was interrupted by a Republican lawmaker who criticized his administration’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
The outburst from Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, prompted boos and jeers from Democrats in the chamber.
Boebert’s comments came as Biden was honoring armed forces members who became sickened after exposure to burn pits. Those military members include his son, Beau, who died of cancer in 2015.
“These burn pits that incinerate waste, the waste of war, medical and hazardous material, jet fuel and so much more,” Biden said in his address. “And they come home, many of the fittest and best-trained warriors in the world, never the same. Headaches, numbness, dizziness, a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.”
That’s when Boebert shouted out.
“You put them there — 13 of them,” she said.