Updated: Jan 26, 2022
Eagle County Democrats has published three articles entitled “A direct examination of Lauren Boebert’s shameful voting record”.
Part 1 demonstrated that Boebert's votes against the Build Back Better Act, The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and The American Rescue Plan are in direct opposition to the economic interests of her constituents.
In Part 2 we delved into Boebert’s shameful No Votes across a wide range of humanitarian issues. Her No Votes harm women, seniors, Indigenous communities, American Allies, the LGBTQ+ community, and even the health and safety of children and infants.
In Part 3 we outlined how Rep. Boebert’s No Votes are literally endangering her constituents. From opposing education campaigns for preventing opioid addiction, to voting against hearing aids for deaf infants and children, to her execrable and idiotic diatribes against vaccines and masks, her constituents are unnecessarily dying of COVID.
Just some of Rep. Boebert’s No Votes
Now, in our final installment of “A direct examination of Lauren Boebert’s shameful voting record,” we are veering away from Rep. Boebert’s reprehensible voting record in order to shed light on another issue voters should be aware of; Boebert’s numerous financial missteps. Specifically, we will look beyond how her actions fail to meet the ethical, moral and legal standards we all expect and deserve in elected leaders, and focus on the bigger picture – and the bigger risk: how Congresswoman Boebert’s financial issues affect us as voters, as residents, as constituents, as Coloradans, and as Americans.
Boebert’s most egregious financial failings:
1) Violation of House Ethics Rules: Apparent failure to disclose $1 million in income. Ethics and campaign finance laws require candidates disclose sources of income to let voters evaluate potential conflicts of interest. This specific omission failed to disclose not only income, but significant income connected to the oil and gas industries.
2) Violation of campaign finance law: Alleged use of over $6,000 in campaign contributions to bail out her distressed restaurant and clear up old tax liens (according to the Federal Election Commission).
At a minimum, Boebert’s financial dealings show a serious lack of judgment and respect for basic ethical behavior. Beyond that, this “law and order” legislator flagrantly disregards the law. She may still face further legal action from the Federal Election Commission, which means that this self-inflicted quagmire of legal issues she finds herself in will no doubt be a major distraction from her day job as an elected public servant (i.e., attending to the issues facing Colorado and her constituents during a time of unprecedented challenges and hardship for many.)