Lauren Boebert Can’t Catch a Break and Her Fall Seems to Have Just Gotten Started – She’s one of the most controversial members of the United States House of Representatives.
Elected by a razor-thin majority, facing a serious challenge to her power in the next election, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), has been a fountain of endless controversy since taking office in 2020.
Boebert has made acting crazy a staple of her persona.
Whether it be violating congressional rules and carrying a gun into the House or cavalierly throwing around pictures of dead babies during a debate on the Endangered Species Act, Boebert is out-of-control.
Boebert Complicates Her Career
The Hill is very clubby, too.
It’s an institution that, for better or worse, is built off the notion that “I scratch your back and you scratch mine.” Boebert hasn’t gotten this message in the three years she’s been there. Historically, some elected leaders don’t get that message. And when they do, they don’t like it. They leave or lose their office.
Famously, then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) disliked the clubbiness of Congress.
He opted out and instead went for an executive leadership position in his home state that suited him better.
Other times, the failure of an elected representative to endear themselves to their fellow members leaves them isolated and ripe for being picked off.
Lauren Boebert has made herself a target.
The most notorious thing she did as a congresswoman was to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in his bid to become the speaker of the House after the Republicans (barely) won the 2022 Midterm Elections for the House of Representatives.
McCarthy had been a staple in the Republican House leadership for a decade. Many rank-and-file conservatives in the base disliked him. Yet, McCarthy persevered despite the hatred felt toward his long-term stay in Washington, D.C. by his own party.
Sadly, American politics is all about fundraising power. It literally buys powerful friends in high places. McCarthy secured his position as the next speaker. Boebert didn’t get the email and challenged him in a quixotic attempt to deny McCarthy the speakership.
Even Fox News’ Sean Hannity, a constant supporter of Rep. Boebert’s, took umbrage with the ham-fisted, poorly planned attempt by Boebert to lead the anyone-but-McCarthy bandwagon to nowhere. That, by the way, is exactly where Boebert likely lost her cushy job in Congress.
As the saying goes, if you’re going to take a shot at the king, you’d better not miss.
Over the last year, Boebert has slowly gone from being a rising darling of the Right to being the butt of all jokes—even being considered less reliable than Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA), another Republican congresswoman known for her colorful personality (frankly, I think that MTG is far more reliable and stable than Boebert).
It’s not only her inability to play well with others (notably her own party) that has doomed Lauren Boebert. Nor is it only her failure to lead an opposition movement against her own party leadership.
She could have walked away from the leadership challenge stronger if she had displayed any semblance of skill or organization during that moment. Instead, that challenge exposed her for the lightweight that she clearly is.
Therefore, she has come out looking weaker and riper for challenge.
Boebert’s Family Tragedy
Meanwhile, her family is crumbling around her.
That’s never a good sign for anyone, least of all someone who champions themselves as a family values-loving conservative woman. No one should relish in the breakdown of a family. But those who throw stones should do their best to not live in glass houses—or at least to reinforce that glass house with some steel support beams.
Recently, Boebert’s son was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
When police arrived at the scene of the accident (Boebert’s son had flipped his expensive SUV while speeding on the mountainous roads of rural Colorado), they discovered that the SUV was laden with stores of marijuana and Xanax.
Rather than book the 17-year-old scion of the Boebert dynasty, the police skirted him to safety while charging the young Boebert’s friend, a 19-year-old with a record, who had been in the passenger seat and had received serious injuries from the accident.
It turns out that Rep. Boebert likely used her office to get the local police in Colorado to go easy on her wayward son (who is expecting a child with his girlfriend as well) rather than have her beloved baby boy suffer the consequences that the rest of us would.
A critic of Rep. Boebert’s rightly accused the Colorado congresswoman of engaging in the same shabby abuse of power that President Joe Biden has allegedly engaged in when covering up for his son, Hunter Biden’s, many criminal activities.
Lauren Boebert Leaves Her Hubby
Now there are grievous accusations that Lauren Boebert has been cheating on her longtime husband. Her husband of 18 years and father of her four children insists that there was no infidelity in the marriage but that they are moving on.
Of course, the man who had served Mr. Boebert with divorce papers claims that the congresswoman’s estranged husband yelled profanities at him and then released his dogs on the process server. Jaysen Boebert has in the past been charged with criminal behavior that comports with such aggressive behavior exhibited toward the process server.
In fact, it was Rep. Boebert who filed for divorce. She also denies any rumors of infidelity and insists the marriage is ending over long-time “irreconcilable differences.” Lauren Boebert is seeking custody of their younger children and demanding alimony payments from her husband.
Whatever is occurring in Boebert’s personal life, the fact remains that the Colorado representative is not qualified or in the place to continue to represent the constituents of Colorado’s Third Congressional District. She has lost her way and has demonstrated an astounding lack of competence while serving in the House of Representatives.
The time is now for her to step down from Congress and focus on her collapsing personal life. She has proven herself to be incapable of both her job and of fulfilling her commitments to her family.
The Republican Party needs to cut this deadweight loose and move on before she sinks them.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.