I’m not going to wait on the government to tell me what to do.
The founders never had asterisks in the Constitution.
If you want freedom, you have to go out and take it!
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 12, 2020
That’s the word from upstart CD-3 Republican congressional candidate Lauren Boebert, owner of the Shooters Grill in Rifle Colorado which is apparently open for business whether those unelected health department bureaucratists say it’s okay or not. After all, the armed wait staff–that’s the place’s kitsch you see–haven’t shot anybody yet, and that means COVID is obviously a hoax! Back in 2017, Boebert’s restaurant had an incident involving Clostridium bacteria hitching a ride on their food service at the Rifle Rodeo that resulted in about 80 people spending some unplanned quality time on their porcelain thrones.
But now you can get a little COVID on the side with your Shooters Grill chicken tenders!
If Gov. Jared Polis and the Garfield County Public Health Department shut Boebert down, which for the sake of the idiots who come for lunch and all their friends and family we hope is today, it’s just more free press and Republican primary votes for her campaign. There’s no downside for Boebert, other than the obvious issue of exposing herself, her employees, and the community she would like to represent in Congress to a deadly pandemic.
The voters worried about that aren’t the voters Boebert is appealing to.