Lauren Boebert will become Colorado’s newest member of Congress in the 3rd Congressional District.
You probably heard of her.
The gun-rights activist made national headlines before the 2020 election by standing against lockdowns. Boebert, a restaurant owner of Shooters Grill, a restaurant in Rifle, Co. garnered headlines after a report surfaced she allowed servers to carry firearms. The staunch Second Amendment advocate, who carries a Glock pistol on her hip in Colorado, wants to also carry her gun in Congress.
She made national news again going against coronavirus lockdown rules.
In May, Boebert reopened her restaurant serving customers inside, and her food license was momentarily suspended, despite following CDC guidelines. “Your policies are literally bankrupting small businesses like mine that are trying their very best to responsibly stay afloat,” Boebert wrote. “This has to stop.”
Standing against government-driven lockdowns were defied in November (Colorado’s limits on personal gatherings are 10 people). “In Colorado, Thanksgiving is limited to 10 people, but funerals are limited to 30,” she said in an interview with Fox News. “So I’m going to have a peaceful funeral for a turkey and have about 30 people at my house.”
In September 2019 she personally attended presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s rally to tell him directly: “Hell, no, you won’t take our guns.”
Recently, Boebert attended freshmen orientation in Washington, D.C., the experience was underwhelming. “I mean, really, if I’ve learned anything, it’s that the federal government does a great job at wasting money,” she said. “There’s definitely been some value in some of these meetings, but I feel like it could have been a lot more productive.”
2020 was dubbed the “Year of the Republican Woman” as 13 Republican women will join the 117th U.S. Congress. This year was a Red Wave for a reason — people, like Boebert, are tired of politics and are fed up with the shenanigans of D.C.
“There is a battle for the heart and soul of our country that I intend on helping win,” said Boebert, who wants to “stand up for our conservative values, address our current representatives’ failed promises, and put far-Left Democrats back in their place.”