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June 03, 2023 02:08 PM UTC

Boebert Changes Story Over Missed Debt Ceiling Vote

  • by: Colorado Pols

SUNDAY UPDATE: Like we said, Rep. Lauren Boebert lied. And here’s the video that proves it.


As the story was originally told, Rep. Lauren Boebert was running at the last minute to cast her promised vote against the debt ceiling increase legislation that was signed by President Joe Biden into law earlier today:

Forget what Boebert told you yesterday.

As the Denver Post’s Conrad Swanson reported on Thursday, Boebert’s staff specifically told inquiring reporters that it had not been her intention to miss this crucial vote:

A spokesperson for Boebert confirmed that the congresswoman did not intend to miss the vote. [Pols emphasis] She and fellow Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck had both said that they would vote against the debt-ceiling deal, Colorado Public Radio reported. Many Republicans criticized the measure, arguing that negotiations with Democrats didn’t do enough to cut government spending.

Buck did cast his nay vote on Wednesday and Colorado’s third House Republican, Rep. Doug Lamborn, voted in favor of raising the debt ceiling.

After missing the vote Boebert released a statement, which reads in part:

“The Swamp did its old song and dance and pretended to listen to the American people, but as soon as the backroom deal was made, it was predetermined that it would pass,” Boebert said. “I certainly wasn’t afraid to vote against the bill, as I have been advocating against it all week.”

There’s been a great deal of speculation in the last few days about what exactly caused Rep. Boebert to be “unavoidably detained,” preventing her from voting on a bill she had spent most of her time railing against in the days since the compromise between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the White House was announced. But her failure to perform this most essential of tasks for a lawmaker gave opponents a golden opportunity to restate one of the biggest criticisms of Boebert, that her endless bombast is a smokescreen for fundamental incompetence.

Perhaps aware of the damage done by this very well-covered stumble, today Rep. Boebert posted a new video on Twitter completely erasing the record of her running to cast a vote and later confirming to reporters and the Congressional record that she tried to be there. According to Boebert today, she was “ticked off” about the bill’s inevitable passage, and as a result wilfully “didn’t take the vote.”

A protest non-vote sounds more dignified than running into the chamber just as the gavel falls and missing a vote you’ve been hyping for days. The trouble is that, if you’ve been paying attention at any point this week, you already know it’s a lie. If Boebert had truly intended to not vote in protest, obviously she wouldn’t have been rushing to the chamber to vote, and she wouldn’t (or at least shouldn’t) have told reporters and her colleagues that she had meant to cast a vote. If a protest vote had been the plan, Boebert would have immediately announced that to be the reason, not belatedly after days of bad press on the matter.

It would have been better for Boebert to simply take the hit for missing the vote than to compound the situation by trying to reinvent what happened. No one is going to believe her story, because it contradicts the plain record and the excuses Boebert herself initially made.

This is how you take an embarrassing gaffe and turn it into a full-on credibility disaster.


30 thoughts on “Boebert Changes Story Over Missed Debt Ceiling Vote

  1. But of course, I don’t know why that wasn’t plainly obvious to everyone right from the start? Clearly that’s why this fight-fight, fighter waited 4 days after, instead of announcing her protest before, that unjustifiable “garbage” vote?!

    In keeping with the spirit of this latest excuse, Dimbert now needs to resign her seat — as the, you know, ultimate protest against something or something or something else.

    Continue your “always fight against” battles with Congress and “all that other DC-created garbage”  by refusing to ever show up there again!  You show ’em once and for all what you’re really made of, Dimby! Nothing says “fighter” better than no-showing! (“Take that, commie libtard bastards!”)

    (Personally I think it would have gone better for Dimbert if she’d just immediately admitted the truth and blamed Fluffy’s mommy for not helping her sort out those two confusing little and big hands, letting her know what time it was? [“Lemee’ see — I think it might be 17:76 or 7:16? 6:17?? Does anybody really know what time it is??”])

    1. Even better, she could have played the Mom card and said she was delayed so she could talk her son into denying MORE damaging allegations.  Or talking to her oldest son's beloved about the experience of pregnancy. 

      This notion of an intentional miss of the vote, without some evidence that would serve to deny the observation of her running up the stairs, simply is more Covfefe to (badly) attempt to own the libs..

      1. This was Tipton's fault. He was asleep at the switch. Did politicians learn nothing from the Christine O'Donnell Surprise?

    1. Q.E.D.

      Qmother Roberts was banging more, and even further down the food chain, in her teens than she could count/keep track of (and not taking names).

      1. Why don't they compare her DNA with what is in the CODIS database? 

        Doesn't her new grandchild deserve to know who his/her/their great-grandpa is/was?

        1. Cuz’ that wrestler Shawna was long scheming to daddymail was undoubtedly tiptop-o-her heap, and beneath him, well, don’t no one got any desire, or the stomach really, to even want to peak or ponder?

    2. You can feel the love, no?  (and by “this” he means the toxic sludge where boot-strapin’, rifle-totin’ government- cheese-eating sewer rats dwell and, in the case of CD-3, the biggest turd floated to the top?)

      “Tainted DNA tests”, “stolen election”. Perpetual grift. The rotten apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

      “This situation and the numerous false claims made against me over the years has been stressful for me and my family,” he said. “I feel my otherwise good reputation has been tarnished considerably. I and other close members of my inner circle have been dragged into this as well.”

      1. Recipe for a Mega MAGAnutter Fruitcake disaster:

        Take one angry kid swaddled from birth in maternal lies and suckled throughout childhood on her mother’s milk of bigotries of conspiracies. Toss in a handful or two of shredded government cheese. No education or other leavening, please.

        (Now, the tricky part — you can’t find this just anywhere):  Place in a pre-warmed congressional district long predominated by willful ignorants; constantly and vigorously stir and whip. Sprinkle generously with uninformed delusions. Half bake for several years.  Then, elect the steaming hot mess to serve in Congress.

        1. Murika, baby!!!  Bless her heart. 

          We can’t be far from Season 7 of VEEP where CD-3’s very own Jonah Ryan campaigns for POTUS on his “Muslim Math , “anti-vaxxer, immigrants are giving us diseases” platform, and she eventually accepts VP slot for FDFQ??

          The Season 7 script was written over four years ago, but my Gawdess…. It is our 2024 reality.

            1. Most days I swear like Selena Meyer when watching these Magadonians put their full ignorance on display. I can’t watch Gary without thinking that Moddy would make the perfect fluffer for BoBo (or the Orange Turd). 

  2. Well, I guess Q-Bert is on the husband hunt again … accounts for her revamped "I'm a teenager" image (has to distract that at the same time she is also going to be a grandmother).

    Just admitting she was late for the vote would be better than this silly "I did it on purpose" excuse.

        1. Now that Stan Lane has been eliminated as her father maybe she can do a reverse-Trump and pursue him ? (he has a striking resemblance to the Christian guitar player she’s enamored with). 

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    1. Geezuz, Joseph and Mary. What the holy hell is up with that backwards ball cap and fire 🔥 engine red lipstick???  Is Fluffy her fashion coordinator now?? Is she auditioning to be one of the crazy preacher’s wives in the upcoming season of The Righteous Gemstones? 

  3. The obvious follow-up question is: what the heck was she doing when the vote was happening?

    I mean, it’s the most politically consequential vote of the session, and she’s what… out eating chicken wings at a TGIFriday’s with her new lover?

  4. Lauren Boebert is bad at being a Representative. Like REALLY bad.

    This is the most embarrassing thing I've seen from Boebert and she does a lot of embarrassing things so that's impressive.

    She is not good at being a MAGA US Representative. She should stop doing that. She's a divorced 36 year old grandmother with a failed business who's been propped up by MAGA Republicans. If she were to stop the charade, she might get sympathy.

  5. You'd think that as much lying as she does she would actually do better than this.  But I guess she's too dumb to even be good at that.  


  6. "DC self created"?!  Gimme a break.  The good people of the District have nothing to do with this.  They have no voting representation in the United States Congress. 

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