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The Reckless Smearing of the Reckless Lauren Boebert

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) walks from the House floor during debate on the second impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, January 13, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

I’m not a fan of Colorado representative Lauren Boebert. I don’t like her rhetoric or her style. I wouldn’t be surprised if she said something completely insane tomorrow. But I’m also not a fan of the slander she’s been subjected to by journalists and Democrats.

The Hill reports today that a local Colorado Democrat challenging Boebert in 2022 calls her a “threat to democracy,” and blames her for helping incite the January 6 Capitol riot. The piece casually asserts that Boebert supports QAnon and “has been sharply criticized for tweeting details of lawmakers’ locations during the Capitol breach.”

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