Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been polarizing from the very moment she was elected to office.
The firebrand with the gun strapped to her leg took Congress by storm, but her star fizzled out just as quickly as it rose, and now she is hanging on for dear life. Democrats smell the blood in the water, and they are throwing stacks of cash in her opponent's war chest to help remove her from office.
Many of you may not know this, but Boebert had actually been arrested several times before running for Congress. She has four arrests and summonses on her record for petty crimes, but the charges in all but one case were dropped, and she was issued a small fine in the other case.
She has also been followed by controversy since entering office, with one of the more notable issues in Congress being her attack against Rep. Ilhan Omar, calling her a member of the "jihad squad," which she eventually apologized for, stating:
"I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction."
Her family has also had its fair share of run-ins with the law. A neighbor called the police on her son for allegedly speeding down the street on a dune buggy, and her son reportedly called the police on his father for "throwing" him around the house.
More recently, Boebert announced that her teenage son had gotten his girlfriend pregnant, she had a run-in with Rep. Greene (R-GA) over the McCarthy Speaker vote, and after Boebert and her husband were separated, Boebert was caught on video acting inappropriately with a man at a Denver theater.
Boebert barely survived her last election, winning by a total of 546 votes. At the time, I had reported she would be better served to concentrate on legislation and stop worrying about creating social media likes and clicks, but she apparently did not get the message, as you read above.
Democrats know she is on thin ice with voters, and they are pouring money into her opponent's war chest to oust her from Congress. So far, her opponent, Adam Frisch, has raised $7.7 million, an astronomical number for a House seat, compared to Boebert's $2.4 million. Over the last quarter, Frisch has outraised Boebert almost 4:1.
Honestly, Boebert is going to be lucky to get out of her primary race, as attorney Jeff Hurd has decided on a last-minute run, already putting more than $400,000 into his war chest as Colorado conservatives are looking for an alternative to Boebert, who has nonstop drama (former Governor Bill Owens has already endorsed Hurd for the race).
The only thing that Boebert has going for her in terms of support is that she is MAGA, and Donald Trump supports her, but that is where it all stops. Voters are fed up with her to the point that she has spent much of the winter holding an apology tour.
I predicted Boebert would lose her seat months ago, and I will not back down from that prediction now. Honestly, the best thing that could happen for the Republican party would be for Hurd to defeat her in the primary, allowing him to face off against Frisch. If Frisch goes up against Boebert, I just have a feeling it will be an embarrassing route in a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose.