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After Just Six Months, MAGA Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Voters are Tired of Her Trumpiness: ‘Humiliated and Embarrassed’
Lauren Boebert might be a one-term, one-hit-wonder in Congress. She certainly has the “wonder” part down. Apparently, Boebert believes that politics is mostly about being a celebrity far more than she cares about who cares about the people that voted for her. We doubt that many readers follow her on Twitter and your lives are better for it. Every single day she attempts to imitate Trump, governing by tweet. The tweets are not about Colorado.
It’s already getting old in her district. She is committing one of the biggest sins for a congressman, not responding to constituents. According to a Politico deep dive:
Lauren Boebert, the controversial pro-gun, Covid-skeptical freshman congresswoman who represents Pueblo, has credited working-class voters for her improbable 2020 victory. But it’s not clear her version of “working-class” includes the steel workers here.
Perko didn’t vote for her. And, based on her opposition to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which Perko sees as a lifeline for his struggling industry, he doesn’t think Boebert cares all that much about his union members. He has tried to schedule a meeting with her to discuss these issues, he says. But the door to her local office is often locked, and her staff doesn’t return his calls.
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Gus Garcia, who voted for the GOP lawmaker in 2020, added that she has been a major disappointment.
As the Raw Story explains, “I thought Lauren would be a great representative for small business owners because she owns a small business, and she came from a humble lifestyle,” business owner Garcia recalled. “But she has been so terribly disappointing. I am humiliated and embarrassed when she speaks on the House floor. She screams all the time, and she seems to have affiliated herself with white supremacists.”
So what happened to Boebert? Did she decide it wasn’t worth the trouble to hire knowledgable staff? Was she too busy fighting to bring her gun into the Capitol?
Since her election last November, in a district that sprawls across a huge swath of the mountains and ranch lands that make up the western half of Colorado, Boebert, 34, has become known as one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken acolytes in Congress.
And then there is the great unknown. The woman who tweeted about “It is 1776” on January 6th also tweeted about Nancy Pelosi being taken out of the House of Representatives.
A restaurant owner who had never run for office before she declared her candidacy in late 2019,Boebert tried to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election and made a show of carrying a gun inside the U.S. Capitol in her early days in Congress. On Twitter, she frequently attacks Biden and other Democrats; during the January 6 insurrection, she tweeted out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location to her hundreds of thousands of followers.
“People here feel Boebert doesn’t represent their values,” says Colorado state Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat who is popular with voters in both parties. “There is a lot of passion around seeing her removed.”
We can certainly see a scenario where the voters of her district still remain loyal to the gun-toting MAGAs, they just want one that is saner.
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