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May 20, 2024 01:24 PM UTC

Holtorf Slams Boebert Over Hypocritical Trump Trial Field Trip

  • by: Colorado Pols
Reps. Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert (R).

After Rep. Lauren Boebert’s field trip last Thursday to New York City, lending a morale hand to ex-President Donald Trump as the trial over Trump’s cover-up of a “hush money” payment to porn star Stormy Daniels continues, the drama continued as the gaggle returned to Washington late in the day having missed important votes. As the Phil Anschutz-owned Washington Examiner reports:

More than a dozen House Republicans appeared outside a New York courthouse on Thursday morning in support of Trump, who has entered the fifth week of his hush money trial. Although most of them managed to make it back to Washington, D.C., for evening votes, at least three were absent — missing a key vote on a resolution that would require Biden to expedite weapons, funds, and other forms of aid to Israel within 30 days.

Among those who were absent after being in New York earlier that day include Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL)…

It’s not entirely clear whether Boebert and Luna were delayed in their return, causing them to miss votes. The Washington Examiner contacted both of their offices for comment.

As the UK Independent reports, there are allegations that some of the members of Congress who traveled to New York to support Trump returned to their duties in Washington…some number of sheets to the proverbial wind.

A top-ranking House Democrat has accused Republicans who attended Donald Trump’s hush money trial of drinking on the trip before attending an explosive House hearing on Thursday.

A meeting of the House Oversight Committee descended into chaos after GOP firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene insulted Democratic Representative Jasmine Crockett over her “fake eyelashes.” Ms Crockett then suggested that Ms Greene had a “bleach blond, bad-built butch body.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle later said that alcohol may have been involved. Senior Democrat Jamie Raskin blamed Republican members who had travelled to New York from DC to support Mr Trump in court…

“You had a bunch of members who had skipped legislative votes yesterday in order to go to Donald Trump’s trial…I don’t even want to imagine how much drinking was taking place on the train or up in New York.”

Although apparently not a direct combatant, Boebert wasn’t spared in the now-famous exchange above between Boebert’s arch-rival Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Texas, our recent guest on the Get More Smarter podcast, as Rep. Crockett compared MTG’s insults to Boebert’s own choice of fashion accessories–which MTG, for all her animosity toward Boebert, hasn’t complained about. But it wasn’t until today that one of Boebert’s opponents in the CO-04 primary race worked up the nerve to attack Boebert for the greater offense of neglecting her congressional duties to support Trump: state Rep. Richard Holtorf, already disaffected from the MAGA brand and the “MAGA slate” endorsed by the state party including Boebert, laying hard into Boebert for missing both her congressional and familial legal responsibilities while cheerleading for Trump this month:

We haven’t followed the story of Boebert’s adult son charged with multiple felonies in Rifle since the initial arrest. With that said, it has been widely reported that Boebert’s son is having trouble obtaining legal representation due to the expense. After Boebert showed up in court in New York City for the sole purpose of moral support for ex-President Trump, it’s fair to ask the glaringly obvious question why her son can’t even get a lawyer to defend him in his criminal case.

As just one of a pack of also-rans dividing the opposition to Boebert to her ultimate benefit in the June 25th primary, we can’t say that Holtorf’s attacks on Boebert, though over the target, have much chance of changing the trajectory of a race Boebert is increasingly expected to win by a modest plurality of the vote. Jerry Sonnenberg, once anointed by the donor class as Ken Buck’s successor in CO-04, has failed to distinguish himself from the pack despite an honest try or two. As the primary rapidly approaches, Holtorf is basically the only opponent in this race landing punches on Boebert at all.

It won’t be enough–and even if it were, Holtorf is not the candidate voters would turn to as the alternative.


4 thoughts on “Holtorf Slams Boebert Over Hypocritical Trump Trial Field Trip

  1. At first, I misread the opening

    lending a morale hand to ex-President Donald Trump

    and wondered if there was an insinuation that would follow about lending an immoral hand.  Then I got my mind out of the gutter and read it properly.

    I keep wondering which source of money was paying for the trip and associated meals and refreshments along the way.  House office budget? Campaign account?  Personal funds?  Trump's defense fund? Some billionaire "friend of Trump" ??


    1. A loser who didn't know how to work strategically with other Republican to narrow the primary. Him and almost every other Republican had a time to get out and find an anchor to hand to Boebert. None of them thought to embrace her and cringe her campaign with old people. 

  2. All she needs to win is the MAGA base.Unfortunately.

    About her son's legal problems, perhaps the best thing for him is to be on his own and develop a life away from both of his loser parents. Role models they are not.



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