Chase Woodruff at Colorado Newsline took it upon himself to research a claim from Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert instead of taking it at face value–and as seems to be so often the case with Colorado’s favorite pistol-packing train wreck in Congress, Boebert’s story isn’t holding up real well under scrutiny:
Speaking at a campaign event in Silver Cliff in October 2020, Rep. Lauren Boebert told a crowd of supporters the story of how she had brought a “message of freedom and independence to women at the Garfield County jail.”
“For seven years, I had the opportunity to counsel at-risk women, women who had thought they had ruined any hope for a prosperous future,” Boebert said. “I was able to bring them hope.”
Except according to the official record, not so much:
But a volunteer attendance log maintained by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, obtained by Newsline through a public records request, shows that Boebert volunteered at the jail on a total of nine occasions over a period of just two and a half years, [Pols emphasis] beginning in May 2014 and ending in November 2016.
And that’s not all:
The volunteer records maintained by the Sheriff’s Office also show that Boebert misrepresented her own criminal history, as well as that of her husband, Jayson, while applying to volunteer at the jail.
Boebert’s office did not respond to multiple requests for comment…
The first problem is that Boebert lied on the campaign trial about the extent and duration of her volunteer work. But perhaps more importantly, it appears that Boebert lied on the application to volunteer by claiming that she had not been arrested (when she had been the year before) and that she had no connection to anyone who had done time in Garfield County Jail (like now-husband Jayson Boebert did).
If it weren’t for the fact that Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is an avowed Lauren Boebert fanboy, we would expect there to be some sort of repercussions. Since that’s unlikely, it’s just another falsehood voters will have to pass judgment on in 2022–yet another Boebert claim to fame that turned out to be as fake as her green-screen video.
Tawdry fiction. It’s Lauren Boebert’s calling card.