U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) opponent in the November election issued a press release last week detailing what he views as gross negligence from Lauren Boebert during her tenure serving in the House of Representatives.
“Not only is Boebert one of the most ineffective members of Congress, her irresponsible votes against veterans, senior citizens, cancer patients and more show she simply does not know how to choose between right and wrong,” Adam Frisch, Boebert’s Democratic opponent, said in a statement released by his campaign. “Boebert often breaks with her own party to vote against common-sense legislation. I call on Boebert to apologize to her constituents for putting her personal self-promotion over the needs of Western and Southern Colorado.”
The Frisch campaign criticized Boebert’s alleged fixation on social media, which, Frisch says, she prioritizes over her work.
The campaign listed the following legislation that Boebert voted against in the 600 days she’s been in office: The Fentanyl Sanctions Act, The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, and The Access for Veterans to Records Act.
Of the legislation listed, Boebert’s vote against these bills was in the minority among her own party: 193 Republicans voted in favor of The Fentanyl Sanctions Act and 189 voted in favor of The Access for Veterans to Records Act.
Boebert’s 39 sponsored bills have all failed to pass committee, and of the 117 pieces of legislation she has cosponsored, only one bill has passed.
“In her 600 days in office, Boebert the show pony has done nothing to help the people of Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, and continues to focus more on her Twitter following than being an effective member of Congress,” said Frisch.
In the days since this press release was issued, Boebert has gone on Twitter to discuss, among other things, inflation affecting the price of Starbucks lattes and Ebay requiring users to submit social security numbers for taxation reasons.
In response to President Biden’s speech last night spotlighting attacks on democracy by election-denying Republicans, Boebert — who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election — tweeted, “I’M ULTRA MAGA.”