During the speech, Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to cover nine respiratory cancers that have emerged in US soldiers who were deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, which if left untreated by Veterans Affairs, “would put them in a flag-draped coffin.”
“You put them in. Thirteen of them,” Boebert interrupted, in reference to the 13 service members killed in a bombing outside of Kabul, during the military’s disasterous withdrawl from Afghanistan last August.
Biden continued, explaining that his son who died in 2015, developed a cancer that may have been related to toxins coming from military burn pits. “One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden,” he pressed on.
“You should’ve let him say what he had to say,” Goldberg exclaimed on Wednesday. “And if you were gonna yell something, just hold off! But don’t do it there, because we’re all trying to hear [Biden]. And now we’re talking about you instead.”
“Don’t talk about the military unless you really want to talk about the military. You can’t do what they do,” she continued. “That’s why we revere them, because they do the stuff we can’t do… Who the hell do you think you are, little girl?”
Boebert was unapologetic on social media in the aftermath. “When Biden said flag draped coffins I couldn’t stay silent. I told him directly he did it. He put 13 in there. Our heroic servicemen and women deserve so much better,” she tweeted.
“You don’t have to like this president to be respectful of him talking about the military and his son, who died. You don’t have to like him, but you must be respectful. You’ve gotta be,” Goldberg concluded.