A Brief History of Lauren Boebert’s Ties to Extremist & Conspiracy Groups coloradotimesrecorder.com/2021/01/a-brie…
First, I’m just going to post a few screenshots that might otherwise look innocuous if not for the insurrection.
Just some innocuous tweets...
Boebert on the House floor just moments before pro-Trump insurrectionists breached the building:
“Madame Speaker, I have constituents outside this building right now and I promised to be their voice,”
January 6th
8:30am, 12:28pm, 2:18pm
“Later that day, Boebert attempted to back away from the rioters she earlier referred to as her constituents, saying they “were not conservative” and potentially nodding to the conspiracy that Antifa was behind the riot.”
Boebert’s former campaign manager Sherronna Bishop once praised the Proud Boys
Over the past several months, the Colorado Times Recorder has reported extensively on #Boebert’s ties to far-right #extremist groups and conspiracies:
“Boebert has long embraced the far-right militia movement, appearing at events with them & has had members of the Three Percenters provide security at campaign events, as reported by CTR’s Erik Maulbetsch in July.”
coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/07/boeber…
The threepers had a strong presence on 1/6
usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
“Boebert appeared at a rally in opposition to Colorado’s “red flag” gun law in December of 2019 alongside members of the Three Percenters and the Proud Boys”
coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/07/boeber…
This summer, Boebert tweeted, “I am the militia. #2A #WeThePeople.”
coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/12/colora…
Boebert also posted this professional photo with the Colorado “Boots on the Ground” Bikers for Trump group, which includes a man wearing a “Three Percenter” patch.
“In May, when armed militia members entered the Michigan Capitol over COVID-19 orders, Boebert tweeted that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer “should not be in power,” and that “she’s become an outright tyrant.”
#IncitementofInsurrection
(With Boebert’s ties to milita groups, & the subsequent kidnapping and murder plot against Gov Whitmer, this doesn’t seem very smart.

Also, why is she commenting on Michigan state politics?)
Last month, Boebert said in an interview with Breitbart News that “the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting, except hunting tyrants, maybe.”

Hunting tyrants, huh, Boebert?
Tsk tsk

coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/12/boeber…
Sept: Boebert appeared at an event to accept the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America, a far-right gun group whose founder peddled the conspiracy theory that the Aurora theatre shooting was a false flag attack orchestrated by the federal government. coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/09/boeber…
Boebert also appeared at a private fundraiser hosted by Sandy Hook conspiracist Tom Ready.
coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/09/sandy-…
Jan 2 four days before pro-Trump extremists attacked Congress,
She spoke with Trump and tweeted for people to “get ready”.
Jan 2
She also tweeted “We have your back if you’ve got ours, VP”
Credit for this piece on Boebert goes #copolitics journalist, @ByMaddieSchmidt, who, btw, you should follow.

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