Lauren Boebert in 2022 State of the Union address


On War & Peace: Biden's Afghan withdrawal caused US flag-draped coffins

President Biden spoke about Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and his late son, Beau Biden, during his State of the Union address. Biden was speaking about the effects of "burn pits" that "incinerated wastes of war--medical and hazard material, jet fuel, and more," saying some veterans battle "a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin. I know."

After that remark, Boebert shouted, "You put them in, 13 of them," referencing˙13 service members˙who died last year in a bomb attack in Kabul.

Democrats booed Boebert after the outburst.

Biden continued without acknowledging Boebert's comment, mentioning his son: "I don't know for sure if the burn pit that he lived near in Iraq, and earlier than that, in Kosovo, was the cause of his brain cancer, or the disease of so many of our troops, but I am committed to finding out everything we can," he said.

Boebert tweeted about the moment after the speech, claiming she "couldn't stay silent" when she heard Biden refer to "flag-draped coffins."

Source: Yahoo News on 2022 State of the Union address Mar 1, 2022

The above quotations are from 2022 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican, Progressive, and QAnon response.
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