Turns Out Lauren Boebert Was a Horrible Boss Who Stiffed Her Employees While She Was Buying Cosmetic Surgery and an Escalade
Apparently, Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t the only member of Congress who is paying for extravagances with campaign funds. According to Uproxx, GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colorado) has also used campaign donations to pay her rent and utilities. Which is a big, bad illegal naughty no-no. And of course, she loves to get judgy with people struggling to pay student loans, while at the same time being a complete hypocrite when it comes to paying her own restaurant employees.
To everyone who demands student loan forgiveness:
What makes you think universities will be the ones to pay off the debt?
Taxpayers are going to foot that bill — YOU'RE going to foot that bill.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 21, 2022
“In fact, five former Shooters employees tell me that Boebert frequently failed to pay her employees on time. (Two of the former workers wished to remain anonymous because they feared retaliation; another did not want to be named and publicly associated with Boebert.) ‘The second the restaurant blew up, her head blew up, and it became something entirely different,’ one former waitress says. ‘And I got to meet a new version of her that is a monster.'”
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So she’s the kind of person who thinks it’s okay to stiff her employees while criticizing people who are struggling to pay off their student loans. Which makes her a cheapskate and a jerk. A real two-for-one special, that one is.
Sure Boebert has made a big deal about her employees carrying guns at work — that’s a bragging point for her, but Mother Jones’ report notes that several employees found the congresswoman to be a monster. Perhaps the only good news about that is that she was seldom around unless it was time to mug for the camera (I would think of that as a positive thing if I was forced to work with her.)
According to Weinberg:
“Multiple employees say that they were paid in cash, either out of the register or from Boebert’s husband’s wallet, without any taxes deducted. While many employees were struggling to make ends meet, they say Boebert spent exorbitant sums on breast implants, private schooling for her sons, and a new Cadillac Escalade. They describe her as alternately absent, showing up only when news crews were at the restaurant, or demanding. ‘If she would come into the restaurant,’ one former employee tells me, ‘everyone just knew we were gonna have a bad day, because she would just walk around and nitpick.'”
Weinberg also recounts the story of a rather embarrassing incident that happened in 2017. At that point, Boebert was the owner of another restaurant Smokehouse 1776 (which is now closed). The restaurant catered a local rodeo and 80 attendees “came down with nausea and diarrhea.” The local health department investigated and found that “food poisoning from pork sliders” was the culprit. But rather than being contrite and apologizing, Boebert penned a newspaper op-ed that accused the health department of botching the investigation by using stool samples that were “improperly handled.” Then she blamed the fairgrounds workers for “the level of filth that was on the grandstands,” claiming it was the cause of the food poisoning.