Lauren Opal Boebert Roberts; born December 19, 1986
Colorado's 3rd Congressional District
While the Capitol was being stormed, Boebert posted information on Twitter about the proceedings of the certification, including that the House chamber had been locked down and that Pelosi had been evacuated.
Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) are still dealing with the fallout of their very public feud, which saw MTG calling Boebert a “little bitch” on the House floor. In response, the House Freedom Caucus has voted to expel MTG from their ranks. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) told Politico, “A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done.” To be clear, Greene wasn’t expelled from the caucus over her Jewish space laser conspiracy theories or her aggressive fascism. It was all thanks to Little Bitchgate.
May 22, 2023:
I read a good letter to the editor in a Colorado newspaper called "the Journal". Part of it:" Thus far in her congressional career, our U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has been more of an annoyance than a threat, showboating about MAGA hot-button issues of “critical importance” to the 3rd Congressional District, such as whether urination in public is prohibited in Washington, D.C. But the threat level is changing.
The federal government is within days of hitting the debt limit. Because the feckless Kevin McCarthy, in his unbridled quest to become speaker of the house, went ahead and cut a backroom deal with Boebert and the Freedom Caucus, these ultra right-wing members have been potentially granted an outsized influence in the debate. Now, they say that Senate needs to pass their bill “as-is” with no changes. Otherwise, no debt limit increase. That isn’t a negotiation. It’s economic terrorism." And..same paper: Three years ago, when Boebert initially ran for Congress, she vowed to save Colorado’’ water from downstream liberals, which was very appealing to many. She blamed liberals in a conspiracy to steal the vote, along with Colorado’s water.
However, her voting record contradicts the goal. She boasted of securing almost $230 million for storage and delivery projects, with an additional $50 million for rural projects to combat drought. James O’Rourke of the Colorado Times Recorder revealed that Boebert actually voted against this measure. According to O’Rourke, the Democrats passed the bill.
..And again..same paper: Boebert supported the elimination of the U.S. Department of Education; she opposed Colorado’s red flag laws, which allow the police to remove a firearm from someone deemed dangerous to themselves or others; she believes that the market, rather than the government, should determine how the energy market and the health care system functions.
Boebert also opposes gay marriage, and the separation of church and state. To top it all off, Boebert espouses several conspiracy theories, including QAnon, which holds that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are operating a clandestine pedophilia ring.
Simply put, Boebert is a menace. And the voters responded accordingly.
A political action committee advocating against big money in political elections filed a complaint against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert that alleges she illegally spent $60,000 on her 2022 campaign.
End Citizens United filed the complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday claiming Boebert, a Silt Republican, used campaign funds on calls and texts that were not accurately reported. The group asked the FEC to investigate “this apparent violation” and fine Boebert and those involved the maximum amount permitted by law.
“Congresswoman Boebert used her leadership PAC as a personal bank, but unfortunately for her, this practice is illegal under federal law,” End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller said in a statement.
The complaint says that the We the People Leadership PAC, a PAC supporting Boebert, reported on Nov. 18 a disbursement of $53,760 to Telephone Town Hall Meeting, Inc for “get out the vote” calls and messages. That came after an earlier reporting of $6,221.73. The same day as the leadership PAC’s initial reporting, Lauren Boebert for Congress also reported paying $4,623.22 to the same communication company. --The Journal
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., has announced that she will be a grandmother at 36 next month when her 17-year-old son’s partner gives birth to a son.
Boebert revealed this family news at a women’s breakfast during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland that ended last weekend, where she received a “mothers of influence” award. Boebert addressed women and men at the breakfast after accepting the award.
Gas-stoveghazi is a another right wing issue for them to manufacture rage about. No one is out to take anyones gas stoves. Same with Hillarys email-ghazi and Hunter Bidens Laptop-ghazi....not to forget the original Benghazi-ghazi. There's no there there on any of these right-wing rage points. The only intellectual way to pursue it is to not pursue it.
But we now have a benchmark rule: If Boebert, Gaetz, MJ Greene, Tuckkker Carlson or Ted Cruz are on the rage manufacturing trail...then you know whatever the issue it is more than likely not a real issue.
For many, including me, the seriousness of purpose behind the Republican revolt against McCarthy was obscured by the inability of many of the dissidents to articulate an endgame or come up with an alternative candidate for speaker. The prominent role of the likes of Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert, who enjoy pyrotechnics for the sake of them, was also inevitably discrediting.
In recent comments to the Associated Press, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was dismissive of what she characterized as “unhinged” public behavior from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), marking yet another rift on the far-right of the GOP as they stagger into what looks like it’ll be a chaotic two years in the House majority.
Amid disagreement over next US House speaker, Colorado representative brings up Georgia colleague’s past Facebook post implying Rothschild-owned firm started fire from space
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., used to be pals. They joined Congress together as representatives of the MAGA faction of the GOP in 2020, shared a passion for bigoted publicity stunts, and happily heckled Joe Biden together at the State of the Union. But their friendship appears to be crumbling.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., has hit back at fellow firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., in a public spat over who House Republicans should support to be the next speaker of the House.
The two lawmakers, both Trump Republicans, are on different sides when it comes to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and his ambition to be the next speaker. Greene, a McCarthy ally, criticized Boebert Monday after the Colorado lawmaker was asked why she didn't join Greene in support of McCarthy at a Turning Point USA conference in Phoenix.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Monday said she would not support House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the next Speaker unless there is a mechanism to easily remove him from the top post.
“The certification was conducted after each county’s bipartisan canvass boards submitted their official abstract of votes to the Secretary of State’s Office, as well as the conclusion of a mandatory recount in the race for Colorado’s U.S. Congressional District 3 and permissive recount of the Colorado House District 43 race,” part of a news release from the Secretary of State’s Office reads.
Pueblo Cheiftain: Frisch's lead over Boebert continues to shrink after more results tabulated in Pueblo County
Democrat Adam Frisch is challenging Republican incumbent Lauren Boebert (R-Silt) to represent Colorado's 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C., and is outperforming Boebert in preliminary results in what could be one of the biggest upsets of this election.
Here's how the candidates are doing as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:
House Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern created a "new rule" on his committee for people like Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting far-right firebrand from Colorado, a new book says.
When one of her "flurry of nonsensical amendments turned out to be reasonable," McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, blocked it from going to the House floor, and a Republican committee member wanted to know why, the journalist Robert Draper writes in his new book, "Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind."
I imagine that a good many Americans watched the pomp of the queen’s state funeral with some envy that we don’t have anything like it. But as Americans we shouldn’t be envious for constitutional reasons, and I can hear one of my former teachers whispering in my ear that Christians definitely shouldn’t be, because it is a shorter step than we realize from the magnificent funeral we just witnessed to the near-fascist Christian nationalism of people like U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). 10.2.22
Lauren Boebert says God told her to run for Congress because her win will lead people to embrace Jesus: “God told me it would be a sign and a wonder to the unbeliever.”
This is the same Lauren Boebert who recently read in public from Romans 1:28-32, “Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating.” But when Boebert hit the word “wanton,” she pronounced it as “wonton.”
She abruptly (and seriously) tells her audience, “I don’t know what a wonton killing is. I’m gonna have to look that one up. But it sounds interesting. And I don’t think I want to be a part of it.”
For the record no one has ever been killed by a wonton.
It is time to defend Christianity from Christian nationalists.
This term distorts the message of Jesus and endangers one of the basic liberties provided to every American in the Bill of Rights. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) recently gave voice to this movement when she asserted that “the church should direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. … I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.”
Many Christian nationalists repeat conservative activist David Barton’s argument that the Founding Fathers did not intend to keep religion out of government.
As a scholar of racism and communication who has written about white nationalism during the Trump presidency, I find the amplification of Christian nationalism unsurprising. Christian nationalism is prevalent among Trump supporters, as religion scholars Andrew Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry argue in their book “Taking Back America for God.”..............The catalyst for the growth of militia activity among contemporary Christian nationalists stems from two events: the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff and the 1993 siege at Waco.
At Ruby Ridge, former Army Green Beret Randy Weaver engaged federal law enforcement in an 11-day standoff at his rural Idaho cabin over charges relating to the sale of sawed-off shotguns to an ATF informant investigating Aryan Nation white supremacist militia meetings................In the Waco siege a year later, cult leader David Koresh and his followers entered a standoff with federal law enforcement at the group’s Texas compound, once again concerning weapons charges. After a 51-day standoff, federal law enforcement laid siege to the compound. A fire took hold at the compound in disputed circumstances, leading to the deaths of 76 people, including Koresh.
Aug. 6, 2022: KRQE:After Trump, Christian nationalist ideas are going mainstream – despite a history of violence
The Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper has endorsed Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., in the June 28 Republican primary. When I lived in Colorado Springs I used to love the Gazette. It leaned Libertarian. Apparently it now endorses the insanity. Colorado Springs has been becoming a bit of a right wing haven for quite a few years now. Appears they have now jumped the shark.
Dec 8, 2021: Letters to the Editor: Loveland Reporter-Herald: Shame, shame, shame
In a letter to the Reporter-Herald on Dec. 1, I spoke American truth about the shameful rhetoric and behavior of Congresswoman Boebert. — shame, shame, shame on Boebert’s supporters who glorify her disgraceful behavior. She shames all fair minded, patriotic Coloradans. That is an American truth!
Dec 1, 2021: The Bulwark: Speaker Marjorie Taylor Greene
When Lauren Boebert offered a tentative non-apology apology for making anti-Muslim remarks about her Ilhan Omar, MTG brought her sharply back into line, reminding her that in the Era of Trump, there are no apologies.
Nov 29, 2021: Bipartisan Report: Ilhan Omar Smokes Lauren Boebert For Being A Trash Heap
After joking that Rep. Ilhan Omar was mistaken for a suicide bomber in the halls of Congress, referring to her as “the jihad squad,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a political devotee of Donald Trump, issued an “apology.” The apology was less than half-hearted and it appeared to most readers that it certainly wasn’t written by Boebert herself.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) issued an apology on Friday for remarks she made that used anti-Muslim tropes to refer to Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota and one of only three Muslim members of Congress.
Lauren Boebert has made her feelings about Ilhan Omar well-known. She’s obviously got strong political opposition to Omar and other Democrats, but attacking her for her background as a Somali refugee and her religious beliefs is also high on the right-wing agenda, and Boebert does not shy away from the opportunity.
Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, also criticised Mayorkas, apparently comparing the release of untested Haitians to an incident in which a mother claimed her child was kicked off a flight from Colorado to New Jersey for not wearing a mask.
‘Two-year-olds are getting forced off planes for not wearing masks while Mayorkas just released 12,000+ illegals into the country without so much as a COVID test.
Stupid is as stupid does. Lauren Boebert is so stupid and reckless that she has been cited for not wearing a seat belt and not using child restraints on her kids, not to mention disorderly conduct.. So it stands to reason that she’s not going to obey a gun law, even though she’s now a sitting member of congress. A recent Colorado law states that guns must be locked in a safe with a cable or trigger lock in the event that a “juvenile or a resident who is ineligible to possess a firearm can gain access to the firearm.”
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have also done so, along with several lower-level officials who have made similar comparisons across the country in recent weeks.
Rep. Lauren Boebert said the U.S. military doesn't care about "winning battles" as much as it wants to provide health care to servicemembers and spread communist propaganda.
Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a shot at a Colorado Republican congresswoman who urged the government to end extra jobless benefits, saying Rep. Lauren Boebert was spouting “good ol conservative values.”
July 8, 2021: Huffington Post: People Are Very Puzzled By Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Latest Tweet About COVID-19
WTF does that even mean?” Twitter users wanted to know of the conspiracy-loving Colorado Republican’s post about the mutation of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the conspiracy theory-endorsing Colorado Republican declared that “COVID-19 mutated into Communism a long time ago.”
COVID-19 mutated into Communism a long time ago.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 7, 2021