Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., has been at the center of controversy since campaigning 2020 for Congress.

On Tuesday, the 34-year-old challenged paraplegic Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., to a “sprint” to win Kyle Rittenhouse as an intern. In 2014, Cawthorn was seriously injured while returning from a spring-break trip to Florida and is in a wheelchair.

Boebert was one of many Republicans that celebrated the acquittal of Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old from Illinois who was found not guilty on all charges in the killing of two men and the shooting of another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Speaking of the trial’s outcome on Newsmax, Boebert openly celebrated Rittenhouse’s acquittal, saying she is competing with her colleagues to have him as a congressional intern.

“Now I do have some colleagues on the Hill who have, just like me, offered Kyle Rittenhouse an internship in their office,” she said in the interview. “And Madison Cawthorn, he said that he would arm wrestle me for this Kyle Rittenhouse internship. But Madison Cawthorn has some pretty big guns, and so I would like to challenge him to a sprint instead.”

“Let’s make this fair,” she added, laughing.

Newsmax host Sebastian Gorka offered to arm wrestle for him.

“Allow me to arm wrestle him on your behalf. I love a good arm wrestle, and I would be happy ― Madison’s a buddy ― I’d be happy to arm wrestle him on your behalf,” he said.

Boebert’s comments have generated a lot of backlash.

Most notably, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-IL, responded with a simple word of shock.

“They’re raising money on it, and you have all these Republican congressmen saying come work for me,” Mark Richards, who represented Rittenhouse in the homicide trial, told Insider. “They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it’s disgusting.”

Boebert has made other controversial comments in recent days. Last week, she delivered an inflammatory speech on the House floor detailing the "inappropriate actions" of Democrats in an attempt to deflect a vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.