McClain, a headliner at the annual Congressional dinner, said she wanted to set ground rules for the evening.
“If you could, for the speech tonight, if everyone could, please keep your hands above the table,” she said. “And I know it’s date night for some of you, but no inappropriate touching.” That includes you, Lauren Boebert. No vaping either.
McClain: Please keep your hands above the table. I know it’s a date night for some of you, but no inappropriate touching. That includes you Lauren Boebert. pic.twitter.com/4TyhZ2vwoj
– Acyn (@Acyn) February 1, 2024
McClain, who introduced herself as a “Trump-loving MAGA Republican,” got a few laughs as she took a dig at her embattled colleague.
Boebert made headlines in September for grope your date and vape during a stage performance of “Beetlejuice”. Today, his mandate in the House seems threatened after she voted fifth during a GOP primary debate for the new district seat she is seeking. Boebert supposedly thought she would have a better chance of winning that district than the current one.
McClain, a election denier, continued the jokes in an evening that was intended to be light. She facetiously thanked “Oscar winner, Emmy winner, two-time Olympian” George Santos (RN.Y.), the Polish liar who was started from Congress. She also asked Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) not to pull the fire alarm because he did so during a session of the House Last year. (McClain introduced the resolution to censure Bowman.) She warned guests to keep an eye on their gold necklaces and silverware because Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), accused of accepting gold bars as bribeswas there and “has some legal bills to pay.”
McClain’s routine begins at 1:05:55: