Video posted to social media shows Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) throwing a pin honoring a victim in last year’s Uvalde school shooting in the trash.
Members of several gun control organizations went to Capitol Hill Tuesday and handed out pins to members of Congress while calling for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, according to Huffpost.
Video showed a member of Lives Robbed, a group of Uvalde victims’ families advocating for gun control, telling Boebert that the pin was in memory of Maite Rodriguez, 9. Rodriquez was wearing a pair of green Converse sneakers the day of the massacre. While speaking at the White House actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, said Rodriguez’s green Converse was the “only clear evidence that could identify her after the shooting.”
The video showed Boebert taking the piece of paper with the pin attached and threw it in a trash can.
Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022. It is the deadliest school shooting on record since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012 that left 26 victims dead.
After the Uvalde massacre, Boebert dismissed calls for gun control legislation arguing that the county “didn’t ban planes” after the 9/11 terror attacks.