Republican Boebert sued after blocking critic on Twitter

Lauren Boebert upsets incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District GOP primary
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 20:44:31-05

DENVER (AP) — A former state representative in Colorado sued Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Sunday after being blocked from the first-term federal lawmaker’s Twitter account.

Attorneys for Democrat Bri Buentello of Pueblo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver.

They allege she was blocked after criticizing Boebert and calling for the Republican to be recalled in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by loyalists to President Donald Trump.

The suit seeks a court order for Boebert to unlock Buentello on Twitter. Boebert’s chief of staff said her office was not commenting on the case.