Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is being labeled a religious extremist by some after proclaiming in a recent speech that she was “tired of this separation of church and state” in the US. The polarizing lawmaker’s comments came alongside the SCOTUS decision to repeal Roe v. Wade – a move many view as an application of traditional religious values.
Boebert’s vocal exasperation with the separation of church and state has prompted a rebuke from fellow Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-CA), who likened the Colorado Republican’s ideology to that of the Taliban*.
“There is no difference between this and the Taliban,” Kinzinger tweeted on Wednesday.
“We must opposed [sic] the Christian Taliban,” he added. “I say this as a Christian.”
Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House select committee probing the January 6 insurrection, clarified in a later tweet that he was specifically speaking out against “Christian nationalism.”