Even though the target of their ire failed to appear, progressives in La Plata County who planned to protest Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) policies didn’t let her absence prevent them from getting their message heard. Rocky Mountain Values, Durango Indivisibles and other left-leaning activists had initially planned to protest outside the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, where Boebert and her colleague U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) were scheduled to co-headline the county GOP’s annual fundraising dinner. However, the failure of House Republicans to make any progress on a budget deal in advance of next Saturday’s federal government shutdown deadline kept them both in D.C. over the weekend.
U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was spotted at a popular DC bar last Friday night. In a city lacking movie stars or musicians, Members of Congress are celebrities. Among those elected officials, the Congresswoman from the Western Slope is unquestionably one of the most recognizable, which is why someone sent a candid shot of her to Politico Playbook for its “Spotted” section. In the photo, Boebert can be seen sitting at the end of a long table speaking to a man wearing a suit. At least six other people are also visible in her party.