Lauren Boebert, Colorado Representative and perennial controversy magnet, attracted attention Thursday by tweeting that U.S. embassies should not fly the Black Lives Matter flag. The Twitter postings come as embassies were recently given the option ahead of the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.

Boebert’s detractors immediately spoke out against her Tweet, accusing her of opposing the entire Black Lives Matter movement, recalling past criminal charges against both herself and her husband, Jayson Boebert and reminding her of her support for the alt-right groups who perpetrated the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, 

Others noted that Boebert’s party seldom gives the same level of scrutiny to the Confederate flag.

The policy change allowing embassies to fly the Black Lives Matter Flag came courtesy of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said in a memo that diplomatic posts are “strongly encouraged” to support racial equality and underprivileged communities.

"We can't sweep our shortcomings under the rug or pretend they don't exist. We need to face them openly and honestly, even if that's ugly -- even if that's painful," he said.

Boebert also fired off several tweets about gun regulation, with similar results to her Black Lives Matter posts. 

Lauren Boebert Lauren Boebert (R-CO) arrives to vote for the new Republican conference chairperson at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on May 14, 2021. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images