Surprise GOP Primary Winner Lauren Boebert got a taste of fame last September when she confronted Beto O’Rouke on his gun confiscation policy.
Five-term Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Colorado Republican Party primary by Boebert, who describes on her website as “PRO-FREEDOM, PRO-GUNS, PRO-CONSTITUTION, PRO-ENERGY, PRO-LIFE, PRO-COLORADO, PRO-AMERICA”
Fox News reported last September about the viral exchange.
During an event in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday, Lauren Boebert rebuked O’Rourke’s commitment to taking citizens’ AR-15’s. “I am here to say: Hell, no, you’re not,” she said, playing off of O’Rourke’s “hell yes” statement during the third Democratic primary debate.
She expanded on her comments while speaking to “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, telling Fox News host Griff Jenkins that O’Rourke was wrong to try and use the memory of her state’s tragedies to benefit his campaign.
“Shame on him for coming to Colorado to expound upon our tragedies — those are our victims and he came here to paint a picture for his own campaign trail and really, shame on you, sir, for doing that,” she said.
Per The Guardian, it will be Lauren Boebert who goes into the election in Colorado in November after her surprise primary victory last night.
The owner of a gun-themed restaurant where staff carry their weapons as they serve customers, Boebert won after a campaign in which she accused five-term Rep. Scott Tipton of not being sufficiently pro-Donald Trump, even though the president had endorsed Tipton.
America is and always will be the greatest country in the world.
Thank you, Colorado!
This is the honor of a lifetime.
Now, the hard work begins to take back the House in November!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 1, 2020
Boebert wrote in a recent Aspen Times column that “A sober look at the Tipton record shows a back-burner representative that has failed to live up to his conservative chops that he touted on his Tea Party-inspired campaign trail. If his record lived up to his campaign rhetoric, I wouldn’t feel so compelled to run.”
She made made a name for herself after loudly protesting Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’ orders to close businesses to fight the coronavirus pandemic. She opened her Shooters Grill restaurant in defiance of closure orders – county officials ended up having to to obtain a cease-and-desist letter from a district judge to shut her restaurant down.