Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert trolled AOC’s “Tax the Rich” Met Gala dress and Democrats’ terrible Tuesday election results in one shot — posting her own fashion statement, a red dress emblazoned with the “Let’s Go, Brandon” slogan that’s become a rallying cry against President Biden’s policies.
On Thursday, Boebert (R-Colo.) shared a photo on Twitter of her wearing the red dress while posing next to former President Donald Trump — with her back to the camera to better show the white-lettered statement running down the back.
“It’s not a phrase, it’s a movement,” she wrote in the tweet.
“Let’s go, Brandon” has massively gained popularity among Republicans in recent weeks as a snub to Biden.
The phrase was first picked up after an NBC Sports reporter said NASCAR fans chanting “F— Joe Biden” last month were actually shouting in support of driver Brandon Brown. The phrase has since been printed on shirts, hats and even gun parts.
Boebert’s dress caught the eye of some, who compared it to socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress from the Met Gala two months ago.
During the high-profile event — where tickets cost at least $30,000 — the New York Democrat wore a white floor-length gown that had “Tax the Rich” printed in red on the back. She was quickly slammed on social media for attending the elite gala, with some calling her a “fraud.”
Ocasio-Cortez defended her attendance the day after, saying it was her “responsibility” to attend.
“And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” she tweeted. “I was one of several in attendance in this evening,” she noted defensively.
The progressive has not publicly commented on Boebert’s dress.
Boebert’s tweet came two days after Republicans made several upsets across the nation on Election Day, taking back the governorship in Virginia and a key state Senate seat in New Jersey.
Many House Republicans, along with the Republican National Committee, likened the victories as the start of a “red wave” going into the 2022 midterm elections.