Month: July 2023

Boebert Watch News Digest 7/28/2023

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Grand Junction mayor enters Democratic bid to unseat Boebert 
Another Democrat has declared for the race to unseat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. Grand Junction Mayor Anna Stout filed paperwork Thursday announcing her bid. She will face former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch in the Democratic primary next summer. “It’s no secret that Lauren Boebert has repeatedly failed to represent our values in Congress, and her only accomplishment has been making a name for herself as a member of the most extreme faction of her party,” Stout said in a statement. “Colorado’s 3rd congressional district deserves better. As the mayor of my hometown, the largest city in Western Colorado, I have a record of bringing people together to get things done and listening to the people I represent. I will take that same work ethic to Congress and build on my record of delivering real results for the hardworking people of our district.” Frisch came within 600 votes of beating Boebert in November and already holds a multimillion-dollar fundraising advantage over the incumbent.
RELATED: Grand Junction mayor becomes latest Democrat to launch a bid to unseat Lauren Boebert 
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RELATED: Stout jumps into race for congress 
U.S. House spending bill for the VA renews fight over abortion access, transgender care 
The House Appropriations Committee has written the dozen annual bills to funding levels well below the bipartisan agreement that Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden negotiated earlier this year when they brokered a debt limit agreement. But those lower funding levels on discretionary programs, which make up about one-third of annual federal spending, aren’t low enough for the far-right Freedom Caucus, which includes Reps. Lauren Boebert and Ken Buck of Colorado. That group has been calling for House Republican leaders to cut additional spending and discount so-called budget gimmicks that claw back already approved federal spending and then reallocate it to spending in the GOP bills.

Lauren Boebert blames her AirPods after she threw away photo of 10-year-old Uvalde victim 
Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has posted a video in which she apologises for throwing away a pamphet depicting a photo of a 10-year-old girl murdered during the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, along with a memorial pin that she was handed by a gun violence activist. Ms Boebert’s video was obtained by the liberal Twitter profile PatriotTakes; it wasn’t immediately clear where it had been first posted. But in the video, Ms Boebert addressed the now semi-viral clip of her tossing away the pamphlet in question after receiving it moments earlier.
RELATED: Lauren Boebert Says She Threw Away Pin Honoring Uvalde Victim Because Of AirPods 
RELATED: Boebert apologizes ‘for appearance’ of disrespecting Uvalde victims 
RELATED: Father of Uvalde victim posts blistering takedown of Lauren Boebert’s ‘bulls*** apology’ 
Lauren Boebert rages at Pete Buttigieg for problem House Republicans aren’t solving 
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is angry again at out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, this time because experts predict that the North American aviation industry will be short 30,000 pilots over the next decade. Buttigieg talked about the current, smaller shortage in a CBS News interview and how it’s affecting flights: “There’s definitely gaps in places. The system is just uneven right now.” He said that the Department of Transportation is actively investigating several airlines that engage in “unrealistic scheduling”; that is, they’re scheduling flights and selling tickets without having the crews necessary to operate the flights, leading to cancellations and delays and other flight disruptions.
Fact Check-Joe Biden was not impeached in June 2023 
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RELATED: The GOP’s lengthy impeachment and censure lists 
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Lauren Boebert celebrates Anheuser-Busch laying off 350 workers 
Club for Growth readies $20m fund to boost Boebert, Gaetz and other McCarthy antagonists 
GOP measures would undo protections for endangered lesser prairie chicken, northern bat 
Boebert’s Clifton bill clears House committee 
Legislators put Pueblo over politics to ensure economic development post-chemical depot closure 
‘We should not fear a government shutdown’: Far-right U.S. House members slam spending bills 
Boebert Promotes Antisemitic Conspiracist in Taxpayer-Funded Press Release 
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert and Congressman Alex Mooney have been endorsed by Legacy PAC 
Posts misleadingly claim Biden said he ‘ended cancer’ 
Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly found out she was booted from the House Freedom Caucus after seeing her own name trending on Twitter 
RELATED: Democrat issues bid to censure Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘unhinged conspiracy theories’ and ‘extreme behaviour’ 

Boebert Watch News Digest 7/21/2023

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Boebert book-ban amendment one factor in split defense-bill vote among Colorado representatives 
Six of Colorado’s eight representatives in the U.S. House voted against the annual defense authorization bill that far-right Republicans loaded with policies restricting access to abortion and gender-affirming health care.  The National Defense Authorization Act is typically a bipartisan project in Congress and is necessary to keep the military running. But amendments added by several Republicans, including Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt, have led to another culture-war conflict in Congress as Democrats argued the bill’s focus on social issues weakens its military substance and threatens the bill’s viability. 
RELATED: Defense bill that targets abortion access, trans health, racial equity passes U.S. House 
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RELATED: Boebert, Lamborn vote for national defense bill as Buck joins Colorado Democrats in opposition 
Democrat Adam Frisch has raised 3 times more than Lauren Boebert so far this year 
In the first six months of 2023, Adam Frisch has raised nearly as much money as he did the entirety of his campaign for Congress in 2022. Frisch, a Democrat from Aspen running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, has raised nearly $4.4 million this year. Boebert has brought in slightly more than $1.4 million. According to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Frisch raised $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2023 and Boebert raised nearly $750,000.
RELATED: Boebert challenger Frisch raises over three times more money 
RELATED: Rep. Lauren Boebert outpaced in second quarter fundraising by a wide margin 
RELATED: Lauren Boebert raises less than one-third the total reported by Democratic challenger Adam Frisch 
RELATED: Lauren Boebert trails Adam Frisch in fundraising, campaign cash as they head toward 2024 rematch 
RELATED: Democratic challenger Adam Frisch is outraising Rep. Lauren Boebert nearly 3-1 for 2024 election 
RELATED: Frisch again outpaces Boebert in campaign donations 
Lauren Boebert sings praise of Jason Aldean: “Time for CMT to get the Bud Light treatment” 
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has entered the discussion over the controversy surrounding a popular country song. Colorado’s Republican congresswoman recently joined Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in defending pop-country singer and guitarist Jason Aldean, while criticizing what she called censorship over his recent song “Try That in a Small Town.” The music video for Aldean’s song was pulled from CMT this week over some of its themes and facts surrounding the video itself. The song was released in May, but according to Billboard, the accompanying video wasn’t released until July 14 and had been in heavy rotation through Sunday before it was pulled on Monday.
RELATED: Jason Aldean’s new music video was filmed at a lynching site. A big country music network pulled it–which-was-filmed-at-a-lynching-site 
Boebert gets good news, bad news 
The bad news is that her re-election bid for the 3rd Congressional District has been downgraded from leaning Republican to a “tossup” by the Cook Political Report, which said that Boebert hasn’t changed her firebrand way of doing business despite winning reelection by only 546 votes last year to Democrat Adam Frisch, who again is running against her. The downgrade also cited Frisch’s campaign raising nearly three times in donations compared to what Boebert did in the second quarter of this year, $2.6 million to her $747,598. That came after Frisch had already outraised Boebert by $1 million after announcing his second bid with barely a month left in the first quarter of 2023.
RELATED: Cook Political Report moves three House races toward Democrats, two toward GOP 
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House GOP well funded for ’24, but Schiff censure opens cash spigot 
GOP lawmakers predict imminent ‘fistfight’ between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert 
RELATED: GOP lawmaker says Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are on the verge of a fistfight at ‘any moment’ 
RELATED: Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene Could Get Into ‘Fistfight’: GOP Rep. 
RELATED: Greene-Boebert Feud Escalates in Rap Video 
Colorado congressional staffers sometimes double as campaign staff and are paid with campaign funds 
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert trashes pin honoring Uvalde victim, video shows 
Pueblo political newcomer running for Congress as a Democrat 

Boebert Watch News Digest 7/14/2023

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Donald Trump Jr. and Lauren Boebert headline Pueblo GOP event 
Trump Jr. declined to speak with local media who covered the event, but said the press does not do enough digging into Hunter Biden. He implied other countries have dirt on Biden. “If we had journalists — if we had media that were something other than regime propagandists, if they were something other than the marketing arm of the Democratic Party — you’d say, ‘Hey, Joe Biden, do you think you’re making this decision because China has some other stuff on Hunter’? Trump Jr. criticized the Pentagon for sending billions of dollars of aid to Ukraine. He also said that hiring a drag queen to market for the U.S. Navy is hurting recruitment efforts.
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‘Not what it was’: House Freedom Caucus wrestles with its future amid split over tactics and Trump 
When a band of House Freedom Caucus members met last month to strategize over how to hold GOP leadership accountable for the bipartisan debt ceiling deal, not everyone from the far-right group was invited. Around a half dozen hardliners opted to hold a secret strategy session, where they hashed out a game plan to tank a key procedural vote in retaliation for their demands being ignored in the debt limit fight, according to a source involved in the effort. Normally, this type of plotting would have played out in one of the weekly Freedom Caucus meetings. But side sessions and private discussions among a small bloc of rebellious lawmakers have become more common and even necessary, some members say, after months of internal disagreements over tactics, policies and allegiances to their party’s leadership have fomented distrust within the group’s ranks.
RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene Enters Exile From Powerful Freedom Caucus 
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McCarthy faces challenge of passing defense bill after series of contentious amendments are added 
The House also passed an amendment that would bar a health care program for service members from covering hormone treatments for transgender individuals and gender confirmation surgeries. Colorado conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert’s amendment to block military schools from purchasing or having “pornographic and radical gender ideology books” in their libraries also passed. In an overwhelming vote, the House failed to adopt an amendment banning cluster munitions from being sold or transferred to Ukraine. GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia offered the amendment, which failed 147-276.
RELATED: Republicans try to stop military’s electrification with mind-bogglingly dumb proposals 
RELATED: US Republicans oppose climate funding as millions suffer in extreme weather 
Lauren Boebert filed articles of impeachment against Biden. That doesn’t mean he was impeached 
RELATED: House GOP impeachment mania sparks internal rivalries and dissent 
Boebert seeks to eliminate salaries of some presidential appointees 
Boebert introduces companion bill to Hick-Romney fish measure 
Bennet, Hickenlooper tout Dolores River protections, CORE Act in Senate hearing 
Fast-tracked oil expansion plan in Utah said to threaten Colorado environment 
Secret Service probe ends after cocaine found at the White House 
RELATED: GOP congresswoman wants Biden, White House staff to take drug test amid cocaine controversy 
Boebert Posed With Polis at Mizel Event Honoring the Governor 
On June 1, Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) was honored with the Mizel Community Enrichment Award. The annual event honors “deserving individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community and worked to significantly enhance the lives of others.” Among the event’s numerous attendees was Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO). Boebert has routinely clashed with Polis, having made numerous anti-LGBT statements as well as having called his executive actions during the COVID pandemic “tyranny.” However she and the Governor share a connection to Mizel Institute founder Larry A. Mizel, who has been a major donor to both of them.
‘I love freedom because Jesus’: Lauren Boebert says being a Christian makes her ‘truly’ qualified 
Lauren Boebert whines that “the media” is OK with kids being transgender but not conservative 
Lauren Boebert claims it’s “misogyny” when a Democrat calls her “rancid inside” 
Lauren Boebert Might Be In Hot Water 

Boebert Watch News Digest 7/7/2023

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Boebert challenger Adam Frisch hauls in record-shattering $2.6 million for quarter 
Adam Frisch, the Colorado Democrat running to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in next year’s election, raised more than $2.6 million in the second quarter, smashing records for the most money raised from donors by a challenger in a House race in an off-year, his campaign said Thursday. Frisch, who came within 546 votes of Boebert in last year’s election in the closest House race in the country, has raised a total of $4.4 million from nearly 85,000 individual donors since launching his bid for a rematch in February. In the quarter ending June 30, his campaign received more than 81,000 donations averaging $32, his campaign said.
RELATED: Democrat challenging Lauren Boebert raises $2.6M in second quarter 
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Vulnerable U.S. House Republicans who opposed student debt plan targeted in 2024 
Supporters of student loan debt cancellation are organizing to hold GOP lawmakers “accountable” in the 2024 election cycle following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocking President Joe Biden’s debt relief plan. The left-leaning Protect Borrowers Action will target 13 U.S. House districts across California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania where Republicans opposed Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 for roughly 40 million qualifying student loan borrowers.
RELATED: Coloradans react to Supreme Court rejection of Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan 
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Marjorie Taylor Greene booted from House Freedom Caucus 
It’s the first public confirmation of Greene’s fate within the conservative group. The vote was first reported by POLITICO, though it was unclear at the time whether she had been ejected. It took place less than two days after Greene got into a verbal floor fight with Freedom Caucus member Boebert, during which Greene referred to the Colorado Republican as a “little bitch.” After the exchange was first reported, Greene confirmed the fight and doubled down, adding another pejorative. The two have clashed repeatedly in the past, but Harris indicated that particular spat had factored into the conservative group’s thinking.
RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene kicked out of Freedom Caucus after calling Lauren Boebert a ‘little bitch’ 
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RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene voted out of Freedom Caucus after clash with Lauren Boebert 
RELATED: MTG Ousted From MAGA-Loving Freedom Caucus 
RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene ousted from House Freedom Caucus following fight with Lauren Boebert 
RELATED: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Booted From Right-Wing House Freedom Caucus 
RELATED: House Freedom Caucus voted to remove Greene before July Fourth break, congressman says 
RELATED: Greene ousted from Freedom Caucus, board member says 
RELATED: House Freedom Caucus reportedly boots out Greene as GOP fractures continue 
RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene KICKED OUT of her caucus for calling Lauren Boebert a ‘b***’ and backing Kevin McCarthy: Freedom Caucus boots Republican firebrand for not being conservative enough 
RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene Sh-t-Talking Lauren Boebert Apparently a Bridge Too Far for Freedom Caucus 
RELATED: MTG doubles down on feud with Lauren Boebert 
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GOP hit list: Biden officials targeted by Republicans for impeachment 
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Lauren Boebert Quips She ‘Absolutely’ Believes in Climate Change 
Boebert bills gain traction in current Congressional configuration 
BLM backs Boebert bill expediting federal land sale to county 
Rep. Lauren Boebert announces July office hours in Moffat County 

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