Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may have been edged out of the lunatic spotlight by her colleague Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), but the two seem determined to outdo one another in cruelty and conspiracy theories. When a video of Greene stalking a teenaged Parkland school shooting survivor hit social media, Boebert took to Twitter to trash that teenager. Greene still boasts of being in close contact with the disgraced ex-president Donald Trump even after he incited a riot that forced lawmakers and Capitol Hill staffers into hiding for their lives, and now Boebert has been exposed for having led a “large tour” of the Capitol building the day before the insurrection, at a time during COVID-19 restrictions that had ended all tours.
Petitions to remove Greene from office are circling the Hill, and Boebert is being challenged. She’s been sworn into office for less than a month.
Gregg Smith, who describes himself on Twitter as a “rancher running for Congress in CO-3” and has served as a Marine, is challenging Boebert’s seat in the light of the controversy that surrounds her, controversy that has led some of her colleagues to say they feel unsafe working with her.
Smith identifies himself as a “blue dog Democrat,” or a Democrat with a leaning toward fiscal conservatism and centrism. He is not the typical new Democratic lawmaker, but he doesn’t support murdering his colleagues, so he should be a breath of fresh air for other representatives should he be able to unseat the beleaguered Boebert.
Twitter was happy to hear his announcement. Read some of their comments below: