Rep. Boebert’s Young Intern Resigns Due To Family’s Concern For His Safety

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Rep. Boebert’s now-former intern, Weston Imer, with his mother Laurel on Jan. 5

Citing his family’s concern for his safety, Colorado teenager Weston Imer resigned from his paid internship for Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) after just six days. His brief time as a House staffer was cut short by the shocking insurrection attempt on Jan. 6 and the potential of more violence to come.

The precocious 17-year-old, who chaired the 2016 Trump Campaign’s Jefferson County effort at the age of twelve, and currently co-directs the political training group America First Republicans, announced his “reluctant” resignation on Facebook yesterday. The full video is available here.

He says he unsuccessfully tried to talk his family out of calling him back to Colorado, before acknowledging that being locked down inside the Capitol during the insurrection was “a little scary.”

KDVR-TV in Denver reported on his experience during the insurrection. In the report, he affirms his belief that “Antifa and [Black Lives Matter] BLM” orchestrated the storming of the Capitol in order to “make Trump supporters look bad.”

In addition to the violent insurrection on Jan. 6, Imer said his family’s concern’s included this Sunday’s planned events as well as “ongoing protests” in D.C. Flyers promoting an “armed march on D.C. and all fifty state Capitols” circulated online over the past week, prompting the FBI to issue warning about potential militia activity in Washington across the country.

Numerous militia groups and right-wing activists, including some in Colorado, have since disavowed the proposed protest and told members not to attend. Following the violence at the Capitol, however, authorities are taking substantial security precautions in advance of the inauguration. 

Prior to working for Boebert, Imer managed his mother’s statehouse campaig –an uphill battle in increasingly blue Jefferson County– which Laurel Imer lost to incumbent Democrat Monica Duran.

Laurel Imer, who did not reply to a Facebook message requesting comment, accompanied her son to D.C. to begin his congressional internship, posting this photo of them outside Boebert’s office on Jan. 5.

Reached for comment, Imer had nothing but praise for Congresswoman Boebert and said he enjoyed his all-too brief time in D.C. He repeated his conviction that many of the violent rioters will turn out to be Antifa or BLM members. He dismissed current calls from Boebert’s Democratic colleagues for her to resign, as well as statements from numerous other Colorado elected officials, that the Congresswoman’s own words and tweets may have incited violence.

“She has her right to freedom of speech just like anyone else,” said Imer. “I don’t think that in any way she was inciting the actions that took place. That wasn’t her intent at all. She is a patriot and a Trump supporter at the core like all of us. It’s her right to speak her mind and no one should step on that. They silenced the President of the United States. Who are they going to silence next?”

Asked about eventually returning to D.C., Imer said he hopes to someday, but doesn’t know when that will be. “Right now my focus will remain on working to elect conservatives in Colorado and continuing the fight to Keep America First.”

He continues to serve as communications director for America First Republicans, a new political training organization he and his mother founded along with perennial Congressional candidate and activist Casper Stockham. The group has already launched its inaugural series with a nearly full class meeting every Saturday from January through mid-March.

AFR is also planning to hold a Patriots Rally on Jan. 24 at as-yet to be determined location, presumably in the Denver Metro area. The event is intended to energize the pro-Trump base of the Republican party, hopefully engaging attendees for future political activism in support of the “America First” values and philosophy advocated by President Trump.

An email to Boebert’s press office was not returned. This article will be updated with any responses received.

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  1. MattC says:

    Jan 5th?
     

    I am certain that I heard Dan Caplis report yesterday that Rep Boebert definitively denied allowing anyone in to the Capitol after Saturday Jan 2. Could a 16 year old intern escort people into the building?

     

    • kwtree says:

      Jason Salzman listens to most of those rightie radio shows, and reported on Dan Caplis' recent interview with Boebert. Nothing in the reporting about whether or not she took insurrectionists on a Capitol tour. Her son has pics of a Capitol tour on his Instagram,  but this is apparently from December 2020.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    I sincerely hope this young man gets to rest and recover, and I want to extend very best wishes for a fully successful deprogramming.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      …but Dio, he really, really does believe it was Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny Antifa and BLM.  How are you going to convince his lying eyes 👀 otherwise?!?  I’m confident ‘more time with Moddy’ isn’t going to be a solution. 

      • kickshot says:

        Less time w/QBert is a good step in better direction, though.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          His pubescent-era work on the Trump campaign aside, I’m confused as to what qualifies a 17yr old home-schooled boy from Jefferson County to deal with Congressional issues for the western 1/3 of Colorado? I’m not throwing home-schooled kids in a single pot, I have friends who have done a good job in that arena, but I’m guessing Weston would have been terrified by a lot of things in the real world had he remained in DC. 

          • kickshot says:

            Founding Director at America First Republicans. Impressive.

            Where else will you find, on the same staff, Marriage & Relationship Instruction, Candidate Instruction (they support candidates who don’t get sufficient recognition from their party), Policy Instruction,  Life Skills Instruction and Concealed Carry Instruction.

            The ‘About’ page is a QAnon rabbithole into child sex trafficking.

            Might this be the source of Qbert’s rousing floor speeches/screams/rants?

            Weston’s time away from this place and in DC would have been wholesome by comparison.

            • MichaelBowman says:

              Right now my focus will remain on working to elect conservatives in Colorado and continuing the fight to Keep America First.”

              Who’s going to tell him those two things can’t co-exist with Qbert-style ‘conservatism’? 

              • kickshot says:

                Home-schooled ya say?

                Does he/Could he understand the legacy of America First?

                Another example of Dump's tone-deaf branding.

                • Diogenesdemar says:

                  Legacy? . . .

                  . . . Orange-faced Ttumpenjungen with baggy blue suits, too-long ties, and snazzy red trucker caps???

                  The kid really oughta’ consider some home fashion-design school — just HTF do you think you’re ever going to conquer America without any decent fashion sense?

                • MichaelBowman says:

                  From our 2020 Colorado Advocates for Rural Electrification voters guide: (for the record we’ve been electrified for quite some time) 

                • MichaelBowman says:

                  Any over-under on whether Qberts wee little Weston had any direct or indirect participation in this little exercise? It's a cult initiation ritual for young conservatives. 

                  • kickshot says:

                    Ya. I saw that bit of news back in Oct. It was centered on one of the FB misinformation ban campaigns. I thought that I had posted about here but couldn’t find it in my history.

                    FB banned a Phoenix company named Rally Forge who was hiring young conservatives ala the Macedonian misinformation factory in the 2016 campaign.

                    So since they were based in Phoenix I’ll take under. But wee widdle Weston probably wishes he will someday be big enough and notorious enough to be Banned by FaceBook.

                    • kwtree says:

                      Turning Point USA hadn’t been on my radar, so I checked out the site. Pretty straightforward propaganda. The “Professor Watchlist” feature was rather chilling. 

                      Professors from Metro were on there, and someone really didn’t like most teachers at UC CS.
                      It’s a way for conservative students ( or their family members) to report educators who promote liberal thinking, socialism, or otherwise irritate their young conservative students. 
                      There’s nothing like the wrath of a parent whose kid got a D on a poorly written or reasoned assignment, out for your blood or your job because you did Naz Zee  Junior’s  brilliance. I’ve had a few of those parent conferences, once on interpretation of wording of the Declaration of Independence. Yeesh!

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Training from Casper Stockham, Laurel Imer, Weston Imer, and Nancy Pallozzi.  My mind reels at the possibilities. 

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Yep … Boebert is developing a national reputation ..: Devin Nunes’ cow is noticing her.

    Comments include a number of memes: one I liked best is Version 2.0.

  5. kickshot says:

    How many lines on that kid's phone?

    America First poster – check

    2020 poster – check

    Russian satellites atop the desk – ?

    Typical teenage boy's bedroom/studio

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