Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-District 3) voting record is confounding and Colorado voters are losing patience with someone seen as more focused on her own celebrity than her constituents.
To say she is out of step with those she represents is to minimalize reality. Boebert was the only Colorado representative voting to deny medals to our heroic Capitol Police. She voted against a bill allowing the FTC to seek damages against businesses engaging in false advertising, fraud and anti-competitive conduct; against legislation aimed at preventing scams against seniors; and against another bill to help state and tribal governments distribute carbon-monoxide detectors to prevent inadvertent poisoning, a bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan margin.
Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were the lone votes against reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program to help leukemia patients. She voted against the INVEST in America Act, providing federal aid for highway and transit programs and enhanced “Buy American” procurement requirements.
Boebert was the only Colorado representative and one of only 16 House members to abandon our allies by voting against the Allies Act to provide additional visas for Afghans helping U.S. soldiers during the Afghan War, and was one of only 11 votes against supplemental funding for the Capitol Police and funds to provide refugee and migration assistance for our Afghan interpreters, a bill that passed the Senate 95-0.
Now, she is one of several GOP lawmakers refusing to comply with the reinstituted mask requirement announced by the House physician amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19.