Unfit For Office — Lauren Boebert

I have a list as long as my arm of people in Congress who are unfit and unqualified for the offices they hold, but one in particular stands out as being the most heinous of the bunch.  Lauren Boebert was elected by the people of Colorado’s 3rd congressional district last November and took her oath of office on January 3rd.

I first wrote about Boebert last July when she crossed my radar after winning the Republican primary in Colorado.  Ms. Boebert has not a single qualification to represent her district in the United States Congress, not even a high school diploma, for she dropped out of high school when she became pregnant in her teens. I sincerely doubt that she has even read the U.S. Constitution – that document she took an oath to protect and defend. But that is not even the worst of it.

Boebert is a supporter of QAnon, the right-wing conspiracy theory group that believes a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles—mainly consisting of what they see as elitist Democrats, politicians, journalists, entertainment moguls and other institutional figures—have long controlled much of the so-called deep state government, which they say seeks to undermine Trump, mostly with aid of media and entertainment outlets.  This, coupled with her lack of education, lack of knowledge of the law, should have been enough to disqualify her from even running for office.  It really is past time this nation set higher requirements for holding public office, but that is a topic for another day.

Lauren-BoebertMs. Boebert is a gun lover who owns a bar called Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Colorado.  She encourages her staff to openly carry guns while serving the public!  True to form, Boebert started her tenure with a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking that members of Congress be allowed to carry guns into the Capitol.  The letter was signed by some of the other congressional misfits such as Mo Brooks.  On her 3rd day in office, she set off the metal detectors while entering the Capitol and refused to allow security officers to inspect her bag and the same happened the following day, January 6th, that fateful day of the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Congress.  Why they even allowed her into the building is beyond my comprehension.

There is speculation, to say the least, that Boebert was involved in the terrorist attack, that at the very least, her rhetoric supporting Trump’s false claims of massive voter fraud had helped fuel the attack.  On January 5th, Boebert said January 6th would be Republicans’ “1776 moment”.  She was one of the republicans who objected to counting Arizona’s ballots, saying …

“The members who stand here today and accept the results of this concentrated, coordinated, partisan effort by Democrats—where every fraudulent vote canceled out the vote of an honest American—have sided with the extremist left.”

So, is she saying that I’m not an ‘honest American’ or that my vote was fraudulent?  She fully intended to vote to illegally cancel the votes of every single voter in Arizona because she didn’t like the results.  And it is said that she revealed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location to rioters during the siege on the 6th by tweeting: “The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.”  Now, a group of 68 elected officials in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi asking for an investigation into Boebert’s actions.  The letter condemned the lawmaker, saying …

“There is deep concern about her actions leading up to and during the protests that turned into a violent and deadly mob.”

On Friday, Boebert’s communications director, Ben Goldey, resigned his position, citing his discomfort with the way Boebert reacted to the insurrection and its aftermath.

The United States Constitution (Article I, Section 5, Clause 2) provides that “Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.”

As I said at the start of this post, there are a number of members of the current Congress who are undeserving of their seats, including Louie Gohmert, Mo Brooks, Ted Cruz, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Tommy Tuberville, and others who either directly or indirectly played a role in the events of January 6th and who must be held accountable for their seditious behaviour.  We the People deserve better than what we are getting from this group of elected officials whose salary we pay.  I most certainly hope that Lauren Boebert is removed from Congress, for this woman does not belong there, does not represent the majority of people in this nation, and is highly unqualified to be a lawmaker at any level.

16 thoughts on “Unfit For Office — Lauren Boebert

  1. Pingback: Unfit For Office — Lauren Boebert | The Inglorius Padre Steve's World

  2. Over the past 12 months and most especially since this January 6th some words, that I first heard many decades ago, frequent the mind. The words are from an address given in May 1954 by the 34th President (1953-1961), a Republican, Dwight D. Eisenhower : “Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” Today he would find – Confusion, Dissent, Disloyalty and Subversion abound; Honesty – not so much! Thank-you!

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  3. Jill, as Republican Senator Ben Sasse just wrote, the Republican Party has become a party of conspiracy theory and talk show hosts. What I find humorous is the QANON folks eat up BS conspiracies, but ignore the real ones right under the nose. The NRA declared bankruptcy yesterday. Why? Because its leaders were using funds for their own benefit. These leaders conspired to commit malfeasance. This is not fake news, this is real malfeasance.

    And, the outgoing president’s voter fraud claims were both predicted and predictable, by even non-expert bloggers like me. The outgoing president planned the voter fraud claims for months by defaming the mail-in process, hobbling the post office, getting some legislators to tighten mail-in requirements, hiring 1,000 attorneys and telling his voters to vote in person as those votes are counted first. The surprise has been how many people believed his BS because of the lack of greater push back in the Republican Party and the QANON folks filling the gaps with voter fraud fodder.

    Unfortunately, those who are pushing back now are still outgunned in the Trump Party who believe the outgoing president’s petulant BS. Keith

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    • Like you, I have to wonder why people are willing to believe that Hillary Clinton is running a pedophilia ring under a pizza parlour, but not that the NRA officers have been robbing the organization blind. I think it boils down to the weirder the better. They are bored, they crave excitement, so … the weirder the better. Sigh.

      Trump wrapped his base around his little finger when he promised, basically, to turn this nation into a white, Christian nation, and once he promised that, they hung on his every word and believed his every lie. I truly believe that his death will be the only thing that finally stops people from believing his lies. And that is a dangerous situation for us all.

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  4. Relating her personal herstory was a little bit much, I think, Jill, but what she has done publicly is definitely of concern. In fact, a lot of Congresspersons are of concern. Inciting, or taking get part in seditious activity should be condemned in some way, but then, the members of the first-ever Congress in the USA, would all probably have partaken in seditious activity. All depends on which side of the house or senate you are on… I guess.

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    • What personal history? That she dropped out of high school is very relevant to her qualifications, or lack thereof, for the job, isn’t it?

      Yes, sadly either some members of Congress don’t understand the effect their words have on the masses, else they simply don’t care. Or, in some cases, it is their intent to rile the masses, to create chaos and havoc.

      For me, it isn’t necessarily which party, but what a person stands for. Ms. Boebert is a conspiracy theorist and has said she would not have voted for the COVID relief package because in her book, people are poor or in need because they are too lazy to work. Never mind that businesses closed and people were suddenly out of work. She is a nutcase, anyway you cut it.

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      • She is. but I object to the “she dropped out of high school when she became pregnant in her teens.” The pregnancy is between her and her child, and was extraneous to the post, in my opinion. It was not the pregnancy, or the lack of completed education, that made her the bimbo she is today. She is just your regular ever-Trumper, with no political experience, no heart, and no brains, but full of conspiracy theories. Yeah, she and many others, including Moscow Mitch, should be kicked permanently out of Congress, for being who they are today, not for what happened to them years ago. I doubt she wanted to get pregnant while still in school.

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  5. Each house should easily reach a two-thirds vote to expel some members of congress by honest politicians. But do honest politicians reach two-thirds of the whole house and the level necessary to do the job. It’s ever the same question, how many honest politicians are there and the answer keeps coming back, less than the rogues.
    Cwtch

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    • I agree, but I seriously doubt that will happen. The better possibility is for their constituents to start a movement demanding their resignation, that might have some effect, and if not, at least they won’t get re-elected next time ’round. I think that these days, honest politicians are few and far between. I hope I’m wrong, but …
      Cwtch

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