On this date one year ago, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” first profiled Lauren Boebert, who we began discussing just after she won the GOP Primary for the seat for U.S. House Representatives from Colorado’s Congressional District after upsetting Congressman Scott Tipton.
She… is a lot.
Boebert, prior to her first Congressional run gained notoriety as the owner of Shooter’s Grill, which amounts to being a Hooters if the women wear a lot more denim and a gun holstered at their hip. Let’s look past this novel concept to realize that Boebert’s libertarian/conservative point of view (she’s opposed to any form of income tax increase, on any bracket, but supports Donald Trump’s stupid idea for a border wall along the U.S./Mexico border) applies to how she’d like to run her restaurant, as Shooter’s Grill has already had warnings from the health department for allowing its customers to get sick eating there (she attacked the local media for reporting on it, incidentally, and she even managed to have a food-poisoning outbreak after hosting a fundraiser at the place featuring some apparently infectious, bloody-diarrhea causing pork sliders) and then going “next level” and refusing to obey orders to close her dining area during the Covid-19 pandemic, until she was forced to shut down by local authorities, who suspended her food license.
Of course, she paints a picture in this where she’s the heroine standing up for “freedom” when she seems to just use it to see that as many people are afflicted with disease as possible. If you’re already noticing a pattern of “weird” around Boebert, what with the gun-themed restaurant that makes everyone sick, hang on to your hats…
She was also a Qanon conspiracy theory supporter, going on record that “she hopes its real”, which is an odd way to regard the absolutely deranged belief that there Democrats who oppose Donald Trump running subterranean Satanic cults harvesting fear hormones from children they molest and kill, and their opposition to Trump is because he’s going to expose and arrest them all. That’s a weird thing to “hope” is true. After she won the primary, the media decided to ask Boebert about her support for the Qanon conspiracy theory, expecting that she might back off now that she had to come to the center for the general election in November… but she reaffirmed it saying she believed “parts” of the theory and that “Qanon means a lot of things to a lot of different people”.
And Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, what with a +6 Republican lean in the Cook Partisan Index in 2020, managed to overlook that Lauren Boebert was bats*** crazy and elected her with 51% of the vote.
She wasted no time in becoming one of the most notorious seditionists in the GQP. Prior to the attack on the Capitol, and prior to being sworn into office, Lauren Boebert was getting posts flagged on social media for perpetrating “The Big Lie” that somehow, against all reason, the 2020 election was “stolen” from Donald Trump, with posts like this:
”Objecting to the counting of certain electoral votes is NOT “overthrowing” the results of the election if those votes were won through fraud. Winning an election through fraud is what I would consider “overthrowing” the results. That is exactly why we’re fighting for POTUS!”
Only days after Boebert was sworn in, she was allegedly offering tours to the sorts of insurrectionists who would turn up in the Capitol on 1/6 to attempt to violently storm the building, seemingly let them scout the attack out on a reconnaissance trip. Other members of Congress thought it odd, just because, y’know, we were still in the darkest phase yet of the Covid-19 pandemic and bringing in people for a tourist’s visit isn’t exactly responsible. Now, we’ll note, Boebert denies the allegation, but given the amount of gaslighting from the RepubliQan Party regarding January 6th where they want to convince the public it was carried out by “Antifa in disguise” and their complete opposition to the attack even being investigated, forgive us if we don’t take the words spewing out of her conspiracy-theory-spouting mouth as an adequate reason to have it looked into.
We’re not done talking about Lauren Boebert and January 6th, though. It’s not just that she’s accused of offering logistical support to right-wing extremists prior to the attack… on the day of the attack, her behavior continued to be ludicrous, and it appeared like she was in cahoots with those storming the building. She got on Twitter the morning of the attack to declare, “Today is 1776”, an obvious call to revolution, and during the attack itself, after the Sergeant at Arms gave explicit instructions to members of Congress to not make social media posts during a lockdown, she managed to WHOOPS point out where members of Congress were being sequestered by Capitol Police and then additionally let it be known that the security detail were escorting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi away from the rest.
If she’s not willfully malicious in her actions that day, she’s one of the the dumbest mother***ers to be elected in awhile. Frankly, we’re pretty sure it’s both.
We’re going to just pull back here to look at a timeline of her voting record, dedicated to this Republican insurgency, and the slew of times she’s already made an ass of herself publicly in her first seven months in office. Saddle up, this is gonna be a ride:
- January 6th, 2021: Lauren Boebert votes for the objection to the electoral college’s votes in the 2020 election, a failure to send any sort of message that she wasn’t intimidated or sympathetic to those who attacked the Capitol to attempt a violent coup.
- January 13th, 2021: Rep. Boebert votes against the second impeachment of Donald Trump, because the Republican Party no longer feels like they should be accountable for anything, including failed coups that result in the deaths of both their participants and police officers.
- February 4th, 2021: Lauren Boebert votes to keep Marjorie Taylor Greene’s committee assignments, because she’s a kindred spirit.
- February 10th, 2021: Boebert is only one month into her Congressional career when she’s hit with her first ethics complaint for lying about how much gas she used while driving around to campaign in 2020. The working theory was she reported the claim to be able to finance her restaurant a little longer.
- February 18th, 2021: Rep. Boebert appears in a virtual Congressional hearing with a backdrop behind her featuring two assault rifles displayed prominently, making many commentators compare the visual to what is usually seen in terrorist manifesto videos.
- February 19th, 2021: Many critics dogpile on Lauren Boebert after she stupidly posts on Twiitter that, “Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.” People with a basic understanding of civics point out that the Constitution is actually designed to be amended by our Founding Fathers.
- February 25th, 2021: Boebert votes against HR 5, the latest version of the Equality Act, that would provide workplace protections for LGBTQ Americans.
- March 3rd, 2021: Rep. Boebert votes against HR 1, a bill created to prevent the corruption of money in politics, and protect voter access to the ballot box.
- March 3rd, 2021: Lauren Boebert votes against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.
- March 10th, 2021: Boebert votes against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, because he feels people deserve to die in poverty during a pandemic.
- March 10th, 2021: Lauren Boebert releases a political ad that demands the security fencing that has remained around the Capitol since the events of Jan. 6 be removed that calls out Nancy Pelosi by name, and then ends with a shotgun blast, a reload, and another gunshot.
- March 17th, 2021: Rep. Boebert votes against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, likely because they feel the 2nd Amendment remaining absolute is more important than preventing people with a history of domestic abuse from owning a firearm (which statistics show, makes them more likely to use those firearms against women in their lives).
- April 9th, 2021: Lauren Boebert frankly just self-owns against the GOP on Twitter, posting, “We live in the freest country on planet earth. The rest of the world envies our freedoms. Meanwhile, we have a political party that is laser-focused on destroying our freedoms. It is not only shocking, but very dangerous.”
- April 15th, 2021: Boebert, seemingly without any self-awareness of her own potential ties to domestic terrorists, posts on Twitter that “Packing the Supreme Court is an act of political terrorism.” It also ignores, you now, the recent history of Mitch McConnell’s hypocrisy to get three justices sworn in during the Trump administration after blocking the pick of Merrick Garland for almost a year.
- April 16th, 2021: Rep. Boebert responds to the news that a 19-year-old mentally ill FedEx worker in Indianapolis took a semi-automatic weapon to work and killed eight of his coworkers by getting on Twitter to post the completely unhelpful statement, “Mass shootings are illegal.” (WE KNOW.)
- April 22nd, 2021: Apparently Boebert is addicted to getting ratio’ed on Twitter, as she decided to post, “Joe Biden has zero authority to cancel the Fourth of July”, which he was planning to promote America celebrating it, anyway.
- May 19th, 2021: Lauren Boebert -, the creation of a commission to investigate the Capitol Attack.
- May 20th, 2021: Boebert is one of 63 Republicans who vote against the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act.
- June 15th, 2021: Rep. Boebert is one of twenty-one Republicans who votes against awarding Congressional gold medals to members of the Capitol Police who bravely defended members of Congress during the attack.
- June 29th, 2021: Boebert is one of 8 Republicans who travel to the U.S./Mexico border to do photo-ops to stir up anti-immigrant furor, but also appear on camera with Capitol insurrectionist Anthony Aguero, as if he wasn’t a part of an attack on Congress less than six months prior.
- July 8th, 2021: Rep. Boebert posts the bizarre statement on Twitter that “Covid-19 mutated into Communism a long time ago.”
- July 22nd, 2021: Boebert is one of 16 Republicans who vote against HR 3895, the Allies Act, which was passed without his support to raise the amount of visas offered and to expedite their issue to Afghan translators and their families to honor our promise to protect them against the Taliban after U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, thus feeling we should go back on our word and leave them to die.
Our final note here is from just a couple weeks ago. We’ve covered all the ways in which Lauren Boebert has done things that are suspicious and seem like she was providing support and comfort to the domestic terrorists who tried to storm the Capitol to attempt overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election that are mostly ceremonial, and execute Mike Pence. Do you know what would have been smart to not do? To not be seen in public with one of the people who admits they were one of the insurrectionists that day.
Alas, Lauren Boebert is a f***ing dunce.
On June 29th, 2021, Boebert was one of seven members of Congress who took a trip to the U.S./Mexico border to pretend there’s a massive migrant invasion underway at all hours and decided to hang out on that trip with Anthony Aguero, who we’ve profiled before as an ex-felon, domestic abuser, and Qanon conspiracy theorist who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2020, and oh yeah, that mother***er was one of the seditious ***holes an the Capitol grounds on 1/6 who is somehow still roaming free to buddy up with the Congresswoman who allegedly was offering logistical support to his cause. This isn’t a one-off. This isn’t a rumor, as there’s a selfie that Boebert and Aguero took together.
We don’t know how Lauren Boebert stays in office in 2022. Hell, we’re not even sure if she’s gonna stay out of jail.
One Year Ago, July 23rd, 2020: Lauren Boebert (CO)… Original Profile
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Three Years Ago, July 23rd, 2018: Scott Walker (WI)… 2018 Update
Four Years Ago, July 23rd, 2017: Scott Walker (WI)… 2017 Update
Five Years Ago, July 23rd, 2016: Scott Walker (WI)… 2016 Update
Six Years Ago, July 23rd, 2015: Scott Walker (WI)… Original Profile
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