Gun-lover & presumed QAnon-believer unseats 5-term Colorado congressman in Republican primary upset
Added 07-01-20 04:37:02am EST - “Lauren Boebert, a mother of four with outspoken views on guns and fringe internet theories, has uprooted Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton. Her primary victory is part of a larger political insurgency taking shape across the country.” - Rt.com
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An unapologetic political outsider, Boebert was declared the winner of Colorado’s 3rd congressional district Republican primary on Wednesday. Tipton, the incumbent, had served five terms in Congress and was endorsed by Donald Trump. Apparently unbothered by her victory, the president took to Twitter to congratulate Boebert on her “really great win.”
Boebert’s colorful political ads and staunchly conservative platform made her a popular target of praise – and mockery – on social media. In one campaign video, she explains that she is raising her four sons to be “strong men” and will not allow them to grow up in a “socialist” nation.
“Their freedom IS my motivator! Threaten the liberty of Americans, and I’ll be there to hold you accountable!” reads her tweet.
In 2019, she grabbed headlines after attending a rally of then-Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, during which she told him: “I was one of the gun-owning Americans who heard you speak regarding your ‘Hell yes, I’m going to take your AR-15s and AK-47s.’ Well, I’m here to say, ‘Hell no you’re not.’” Boebert, a fierce gun advocate, is the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado. The cafe is famous for its armed waitresses and encourages patrons to also pack heat.
She has also publicly stated her belief in the internet ‘QAnon’ theory, which alleges that Trump has an elaborate plan to dismantle the ‘Deep State’. She said that she “hoped” the theory is true because “it only means America is getting stronger and better and people are returning to conservative values.”
Congratulations on a really great win! https://t.co/rMpFiV6LvY— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
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