Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is still trying to stop people from thinking she’s a crazy conspiracist.

She’s “not a follower of QAnon,” she insisted Friday, but “there’s absolutely a deep state.”

Does that make you feel better about her?

Probably not, but her assertion is useful because it shows how far around the bend Boebert has spun herself.

She literally followed multiple QAnon channels on YouTube until she won the GOP primary in her campaign for Congress. Then she deleted her YouTube account.

So the QAnon part isn’t true.

As for the deep state part, who’s gonna feel better about Boebert because she “absolutely” believes in the deep state?

And she says it all the time, which is disturbing when it’s a conspiracy theory she’s repeating.

In multiple interviews, Boebert refers to “more than a thousand pages” relating to government workers who are “actively seeking to undermine” the president. (I could never figure out what she’s talking about, but presumably, these government workers are now resting peacefully with Biden in charge.)

The final blow to Boebert’s campaign to convince us she’s not a crazy conspiracist comes when you hear more of what she has to say on the conspiracy-theory topic.

Here’s the latest, from Friday’s Steffan Tubbs show on KNUS radio in Denver.

Boebert: I have been on the record multiple times saying I’m not a follower of [QAnon]. Gosh, I haven’t even wanted to engage with it since, you know, all of this started. I had a conversation with my mom, and she was kind of telling me about this deep state that was taking place. And I said, Mom, this is real. We have the I.G. and the A.G. who have more than a thousand pages of investigative work with people working in the government who are actively seeking to undermine our chief executive. And these are the things that she was bringing up. And she put it in the light of Q and I was like, no, there’s absolutely a deep state and this is what’s going on. Look at the investigative work the IG and the AG have put forth. So that conversation got out, and I was labeled a Qanon follower. But you know what? This is a page straight out of DCCC playbook. They have done this with every single member. I’m here with the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, Andy Biggs, the most solid guy in Congress, and he’s being labeled a Qanon follower. It’s boring, it’s old. It’s all they got. And so they’re trying to run with it to try to make us seem radical or whatever they want to say. But I don’t know; I’m over it. It doesn’t matter how many times you set the record straight. They’re still going to run with it. They’ll twist it however they want. So let them have at it.

Often, I’ll read something twice to try to understand it better, but in this case, more reading leads to more confusion.