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Letter: Boebert fails to protect self, others from COVID-19

Feb. 19 I received an email from our Congressional representative, Lauren Boebert.

Six photos were attached from a recent visit to southwest Colorado, including images of Boebert with constituents at the D&SNG Railroad Museum; a Durango diner; and Dove Creek High School.

In spite of COVID-19, no one in any of the photos is wearing a protective mask or observing social distancing. Most alarming is the Dove Creek High photo. More than 50 students are closely crowded around Boebert and no one is wearing a mask – despite mask requirements in Colorado high schools.

Traveling town to town, in close contact with many different people, Boebert appears to take no precaution to protect herself or her constituents from possible COVID-19 infection. (Certainly, it’s possible everyone pictured has received COVID vaccinations, but that seems unlikely.) In the midst of the worst pandemic the nation has experienced – with almost 500,000 Americans dead – I found these self-promoting images inexcusable, irresponsible, and unconscionable, as it appears Boebert is antagonistic toward medical science and clueless about the risks of COVID-19.

Also on Feb. 19, Boebert tweeted, “Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.”

But amendments are part of the Constitution’s design; her political platform is based on defense of the Second Amendment; and she is currently cosponsoring an amendment: an attempt to “rewrite” the Constitution.

Her tweet and email attest that “antagonistic” and “clueless” are accurate descriptions for Boebert, and representing our district in Congress is ludicrous and unwarranted.

Rolly ConstableDurango