After unprecedented mudslides last Thursday night wrought havoc on one of Colorado’s greatest engineering marvels, Interstate 70’s partially-elevated route through Glenwood Canyon, effectively severing one of the most important transportation links between Denver and points west for what could be weeks on end, Rep. Lauren Boebert belatedly responded yesterday with something we almost never see: an uncontroversial acknowledgment of the federal government’s role in swiftly repairing the damage.
I offered my full support and pledged to work with them and the entire delegation on state and federal disaster declarations as we seek to get I-70 opened safely and ASAP.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) August 3, 2021
It’s nice to see Boebert cooperating instead of bloviating. On the other hand, what if she’s got this all wrong?
A wall of mud that God built for free. Maybe we shouldn’t question it?
We’re joking of course, and in all seriousness, it’s not like Boebert could have ignored this crisis forever given the big losses businesses along the I-70 corridor are experiencing each day the highway remains closed. That includes Boebert’s own Shooter’s Grill in Rifle, now an additional four hours from Denver via detour for that perfect militia selfie.
On the bright side for Boebert, when Glenwood Canyon closes, the mileage reimbursement floodgates open.