During a KHOW Denver radio interview on Friday, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) appeared to agree with host Ryan Schuiling when Schuiling stated that both he and Boebert are “enormous fans” of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Schuiling and Boebert had the following exchange as they discussed mask mandates:
Schuiling: Governor Ron DeSantis in Florida, who I know you and I are both enormous fans of. He said it best – Boebert: Yes. Schuiling: The science didn’t change, the political science changed.
The interview comes days before a fundraiser for Boebert’s re-election, which will take place at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort. Trump himself will attend the fundraiser. Attendees can pay $11,600 (double the $5,800 fee for basic admission) to have their photo taken with the former president. Boebert has praised Trump effusively throughout her short political career, once saying he should be Speaker of the House.
In the past few months, reports have come to light of a growing feud between Trump and DeSantis, whom experts believe is positioning himself to run for president in 2024.
While several 2024 hopefuls have promised not to run for President if Trump announces a bid for re-election, DeSantis has not made any public promises to that effect. In November, Politico reported that Trump frequently complained about DeSantis’ reticence.
The two have also butted heads over vaccine policy, with Trump endorsing COVID-19 vaccines. Trump went on to call politicians who refuse to say whether they got a booster shot “gutless.”
DeSantis, who has refused to disclose whether he has been boosted, responded by criticizing the Trump administration’s early pandemic response, saying that he was too quick to impose restrictions like lockdowns.
In a Fox News interview in January, Trump denied allegations of a rift between him and DeSantis, calling such claims “fake news.”
During the interview, Boebert and host Ryan Schuiling also discussed the Ottawa protests, gun control laws, and mask mandates.
Listen to the full interview here.
Correction: This article was updated on Feb. 16 to correct the placement of words in Boeert’s quote.