A local television anchor in Colorado tore right-wing lawmaker and conspiracy theorist Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) Because of the “the cruel, false and bigoted things she says for attention and fundraising.”
In a commentary for 9NEWS in Denver, Kyle Clark also demanded that news outlets hold her accountable.
“We hold Congresswoman Boebert to a much lower standard” than other lawmakers, Clark said after Boebert launched an Islamophobic attack on deputy Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and falsely smeared her as being in something called a “jihad squad.”
Clark seemed to have reached his limit in the on-air commentary.
“If we kept her by the same standard as all the other elected Republicans and Democrats in Colorado, we would be here almost at night chronicling the cruel, false, and mustachioed things Boebert says for attention and fundraising.
“This is not about politics, assuming politics is still about issues like taxes, national security, health care, jobs and public lands. This is about us, as journalists, recognizing that we will hold a politician accountable if they say something vile. once, but we won’t do it if they do it every day. ”
He called it an unfair double banner for politicians of both parties who show human decency.
See his full comment below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.