Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has announced that she will be having a meeting with former President Donald Trump next month.
“I remain close with President Trump. And I guess not ‘remain’ — so I’ve always been close with him in my heart, but now I am close with him, which is really nice. I’ll be going back out and seeing him again in July,” Boebert said during her recent interview with the Washington Examiner just before she delivered a speech at the Western Conservative Summit over the weekend. “He’s still fighting harder than ever for America.”
When Boebert was asked what the purpose for the meeting was, she wouldn’t provide further details, saying it is “just a meeting.”
However, she did clarify that this has nothing to do with a possible future run for a higher office, saying, “No, no, no,” adding she’s focused on “where I’m at right now.”
The planned meeting signals Trump’s continued influence in the confrontational conservative wing of the Republican Party. A staunch Trump supporter and political firebrand, Boebert first met the former president in person at a 2020 Independence Day event in South Dakota, and she has since traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida for various fundraisers and events.
Boebert’s fiery political style draws the ire of Democrats and makes her the target of confrontational anarchist activists (who should “get a job,” she said).
Most recently, she faced backlash for voting against a bill to give gold medals to U.S. Capitol Police officers who were injured in the Jan. 6 riot. Uniformed Capitol Police officers showed up at her congressional office to demand an explanation, she said.
Boebert explained that she voted against the bill due to the fact that Democrats had included a reference to Officer Billy Evans, who was killed on April 2 after being rammed with a vehicle driven by a suspected Nation of Islam follower, which she notes had absolutely nothing to do with the events that transpired on January 6. She also said that she actually voted in favor of the gold medal legislation before the part about Evans was included.
“Make something else for him,” Boebert went on to say. “Why are we drumming this up more and more? And that’s all they want,” the congresswoman said. “If you turn on CNN, all you see is Jan. 6. You don’t see what’s happening in Portland. You don’t see what’s happening in Seattle.”
Boebert is a person who tends to anger the far-left due to the fact that sometimes her votes don’t go simply along party lines. For example, she voted in favor of making Juneteenth a holiday.
“I voted for it because, I mean, I like freedom,” Boebert declared. “We’re not replacing Independence Day with it.” But she added that she did not like the bill’s rushed process and that it passed the Senate by unanimous consent.”
Easy to see why she bothers liberals, isn’t it?