Boebert’s post was short, reading, “Sending prayers to Lewistown, Maine tonight. Know that the entire country is praying for you.”
However, many people found the statement careless and insensitive. The Colorado Republican is very pro-gun and even co-owned a restaurant called “Shooters Grill” that featured waitresses with firearms.
To make matters worse, Boebert misspelled “Lewiston” as “Lewistown.”
Sending prayers to Lewistown, Maine tonight.
Know that the entire country is praying for you.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 26, 2023
As of Thursday afternoon, the tweet was still up with the typo intact, and it had racked up more than 7,000 replies ― many of which pointed out her mistake.
Lewiston, Laur, Lewiston. Your prayers are not even going to the right place. But that’s okay…nobody wants your meaningless, useless, insincere prayers. Do something about the damn guns! https://t.co/75FdtBkaLL
— Gisele ☮️ (@Gisele23935327) October 26, 2023
.@laurenboebert Next time you send fake prayers, at least spell the city correctly. It's Lewiston, Maine.
You're so vile, I can't wait for you to be voted out. https://t.co/epC78NZlFkpic.twitter.com/IKomfhQk6Y
— SUSAN 🇺🇲♀️🇺🇦 (@ifudontlike2bad) October 26, 2023
— Adam Smith (@PPhlensing) October 26, 2023
— Sweet Bird of Truth (@decmusicology) October 26, 2023
— Adam Moore 🎮💙 (@morningstar2651) October 26, 2023
Can't even be bothered to spell Lewiston correctly. Really caring. https://t.co/HWCw2nAem5
— Michael Alter, MPA (he/him) (@Alternative4NY) October 26, 2023
Boebert’s political future appears to be on increasingly shaky ground.
Time reported that many Colorado Republicans, including Mesa County Commissioner Bobbie Daniel, fear that Boebert is losing her appeal among the state’s GOP voters.
“In the previous election cycle, I received over [4,000] more votes than the sitting Congressional Representative,” Daniel told TIME. “This showed that conservatives are voting, and thousands did not vote for the incumbent; that’s a problem.”
Daniel recently endorsed Boebert’s Republican challenger Jeff Hurd as a reaction to what she called the congresswoman’s “latest round of self-inflicted wounds.”
“We have to face the fact we can’t keep going on this trajectory and keep this seat,” she said.
Boebert did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.