Comedy Central’s left-leaning audience never got sick of Jon Stewart calling Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell a “turtle” How could they?
And U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has yet to tire of the comparison.
Boebert referred to McConnell as a “tortoise” Saturday, when the congresswoman and a conservative radio host were lambasting the leading Republican for implying that key Republican Senate candidates aren’t likely to win in November.
“There’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” said McConnell in an audio clip re-played on a Denver radio station while Boebert was a guest. “Senate races are just different. They’re statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”
McConnell made the comments at a luncheon in Kentucky last week.
“Oh, Lauren, the inspiration that just flows out of [McConnell],” commented KNUS radio host Randy Corporon. “I am inspired to go fight not only for Colorado’s Senate candidate but really in any state just because the inspiration, the confidence.”
“What the hell is going on with leadership of this Republican Party?” Corporon asked Boebert.
“The tortoise has spoken,” answered Boebert.
Boebert didn’t try to imitate Stewart’s turtle voice that gurgled out of the TV over and over again after a photo of McConnell and a turtle popped up.
But she did offer a light laugh, before getting serious about defending election conspiracists who must win if Republicans are going to gain a Senate majority and take other offices.
“You know, there are still some really great candidates who are running for Senate and even all of our nation. I mean, look at the school boards that we’ve taken over and been able to flip, to put parents and children first. And the decision-making for education. Keri Lake in her gubernatorial primary there in Arizona. That was a tremendous victory. They’re still attacking her. I’m sure it’ll ramp up even more. And she says, ‘Bring it on.’ And I know that feeling because whenever you’re being attacked, you know that you’re doing the right thing.”