The Colorado Sun, a major online newspaper based in Denver, published several articles over the weekend condemning Rep. Lauren Boebert for her recent behavior while attending a musical, with one of them calling her ” entitled princess.
Boebert, a Republican, has represented Colorado’s 3rd District since 2021. As one of the most staunchly MAGA-aligned members of Congress, her tenure has often been marked by controversy, including her staunchly pro-gun and anti-MAGA stances. -LGBTQ+, as well as his involvement in the delay of Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House and his heckling of President Joe Biden during the State of the Union addresses.
This stream of controversy apparently came to a head last Sunday when it was reported that Boebert was escorted out of Denver’s Buell Theater during a performance of Beetlejuice: the musical after allegedly engaging in disruptive and inappropriate behavior. Despite the MP’s initial denials of any wrongdoing, CCTV footage later released appears to show her vaping, using flash photography, singing during the show and groping the man she was with was present.
Boebert has since apologized for the behavior, but the incident has already sparked a new wave of backlash against her, with criticism particularly aimed at her allegedly lewd behavior with her guest, calling her a hypocrite for also claiming to represent ” family values. “. Among those who criticized the congresswoman were a handful of writers from the Colorado Sun, which published three opinion pieces disparaging her conduct, including one in particular from Diane Carman calling her an “entitled princess.”
“Just another day in the carefree life of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, whose modus operandi is constant narcissistic chaos and whose level of development appears to have been arrested in middle school,” Carman wrote. “For the (less than) honorable representative of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, it was another opportunity to flaunt the rules and social norms and display her contempt for anyone who might have come to the theater simply to enjoy the show .”
“For our purposes, we can simply call his evening at the theater a series of crimes against ordinary human behavior,” Mike Littwin wrote in his own article. “Or, as I like to think of it, a preview of ready-made videos from the 2024 anti-Boebert campaign, created in a fairly large smoke-filled room. I’m sure there’s a group of editors of Hollywood films sidelined from strikes. who could use the work. The hardest part would be trying to limit an ad to a 30-second TV spot.
“Boebert’s actions are not funny. They are an insult to ordinary Coloradans everywhere,” Mario Nicolais wrote in the third article. “The way Boebert treated the people around her that night is indicative of a child who believes her job makes her better than everyone else. It’s a disgusting trait in anyone, but absolutely repugnant in a civil servant.”
News week contacted Boebert’s office via email for comment.
All three articles raise the possibility that Boebert’s behavior could have a major impact in 2024, where she is considered one of the members of Congress most at risk of losing her re-election bid. In last year’s midterm elections, she nearly lost to Democrat Adam Frisch in a close race, with Boebert winning by a margin of less than 600 votes. Frisch is running again to unseat her next year and is considered to have a strong chance of turning the district blue.