Rep. Lauren Boebert says the US and Canada are in need of liberation like Ukraine

Rep. Lauren Boebert says the US and Canada are in need of liberation like Ukraine
Rep. Lauren Boebert expressed admiration for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's "live free or die" attitude.Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  • Rep. Lauren Boebert has called for the US and Canada to be "liberated" like Ukraine.
  • Boebert referenced Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's decision to remain in Kyiv amid Russia's invasion.

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert on Sunday suggested that the US and Canada need to be "liberated" like Ukraine, lauding the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky for his "live free or die" attitude.

"I pray for Ukraine, and I wish them the best. They have a great president right now who has really said clearly, 'Live free or die.' He said, 'I don't need a ride, give me ammunition. The fight is right here,'" she told Fox Nation while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"But we also have neighbors to the north who need freedom and need to be liberated, and we need that right here at home as well," Boebert added.

The congresswoman had referred to Zelensky's vow to remain in Kyiv to face the Russian invasion. He had declined an offer from the US to be evacuated from the city, saying: "The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride."

It is unclear what Boebert meant by "liberated" in this context, and representatives for the congresswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.


However, the controversial lawmaker has been a strong advocate of gun ownership. Last February, she attended a virtual House committee meeting while seated in front of a bookshelf stacked with guns.

Boebert last month also openly backed the Freedom Convoy, a movement sparked by thousands of truckers in Canada who to the country's capital to protest vaccine mandates.

"The Freedom Convoy is representative of a people's yearning for freedom — something so many thought may have been all but lost to decadence. I'm glad to see the will to fight for liberty is still alive and well!" Boebert tweeted on February 15.