It’s Official: January 6th Investigation Eyeing Lauren Boebert

Rep. Lauren Boebert at the January 6th “Stop the Steal” rally.

CNN kicking off the news week with a bang, exclusive word that the select committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th will request that telecom companies preserve phone records of a number of Republican members of Congress who were involved in the “Stop the Steal” rally preceding the violence:

It is unclear what means the committee will use to compel the telecommunications companies to cooperate with their request. The committee does have subpoena power, but requesting the information — especially from members of Congress — could lead to a lengthy legal battle.

The committee decided against making public the names of the lawmakers whose records they are targeting, three sources told CNN. But multiple sources familiar with the committee’s work have confirmed for CNN at least part of list including many of the members of Congress included in the request…

It’s a list of names you know, and it’s not hard to understand why they’re on it:

The list is said to be evolving and could be added to as the investigation steps up. As of now it includes Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, [Pols emphasis] Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Paul Gosar also of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jody Hice of Georgia and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.

This is, we believe, the first time that Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert’s name has specifically arisen in the select committee’s requests for information. In Boebert’s case, phone records of communications in between her early-morning Tweet on January 6th that “Today is 1776,” her presence for at least part of the “Stop the Steal” rally, followed by Boebert’s highly ill-advised Tweets about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location while the rioters were flooding into the Capitol could prove highly informative. Who else was Boebert communicating with that day, and what was she telling them?

Given the credulity-straining attempts these members of Congress have already made to distance themselves from the violence on January 6th, there’s little doubt an attempt to compel phone records from telecommunications companies will be met with furious Godwin’s Law-validating resistance. But there’s a huge disconnect between the continuing promotion of the “Big Lie” that directly incited the violence on January 6th by these same members and their denial of any responsibility for the events of that day. That’s at least in part because depending on who the audience is, the message about January 6th from these members is very different.

It should be evident by now, if nothing else, that the idea of appointing any of these people who are now targets of the investigation to the committee doing the investigating was absurd. Plug in your noise-canceling headphones and stay tuned.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    I see more blocking of people on Twitter in her future.

  2. kwtree says:

    This is the first I’ve heard about her actually attending the rally. I thought she was in the House, screaming out the Big Lie.

  3. Meiner49er says:

    Time to update the Boebert indictment odds on the big board!


  4. Sparky says:

    Cue the incoherent rage tweets about how she’s being oppressed for being a conservative or targeted for telling the “truth” about how Trump won or that her phone is being spied on by the unholy trinity of Democrats, social media companies, and China or some such drivel.

  5. Gilpin Guy says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to see Trump’s phone call log?   Who would Trump be talking with on Insurrection Day.

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