Lauren Boebert Watch: Escorts, Abortions and Drunk Driving, Oh My!
The American Muckrakers — the PAC that played a significant role in losing Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s primary bid — dropped another bombshell last week, this one on Rep. Lauren Boebert. But the MP with the Colorado CD3 gun fights back.
After setting up the fireboebert.com website, which includes sections on various documented wrongdoings by Boebert, including a drunk driving incident and ethics investigations, The American Muckrakers released a report on June 14, claiming that he “discovered that Lauren Boebert was an unlicensed paid escort and met clients through SugarDaddyMeet.com.” The PAC says it has text messages that show Boebert was going through serious financial trouble, was looking for “side income” and called the job “pay to play.”
According to American Muckrakers, its investigation found evidence that Boebert had been hired by a member of the Koch family in Aspen, who in turn introduced her to Senator Ted Cruz, who then encouraged her to run for Congress. Cruz reportedly donated $136,250 to the Boebert campaign, much of which Boebert did not disclose.
Boebert, who is officially in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade and the removal of a woman’s right to choose, is also accused of having had at least two abortions herself: one in 2004 or 2005 and another in 2009. American Muckrakers says it has evidence that the second abortion resulted from her work with a SugarDaddyMeet.com client.
Boebert immediately denied the accusations, which she said are “patently false and disgusting.” She told Fox News she wouldn’t “stand there and pretend it was normal behavior.”
And then, of course, she started to Twitter. “I will not let these bogus defamations by leftist political operatives go unanswered,” she said, threatening legal action.
But some of these “left-wing political operatives” actually come to Boebert’s defense. Mother Jones, who recently published a non-positive profile of politicians, recommended to his readers “Stop spreading these deeply misogynistic rumors about Lauren Boebert“, pointing out that there are a number of valid and provable reasons why Boebert should not be re-elected.
American Muckrakers lists some of them on its website, including tax evasion and money launderingas well as husband Jayson’s undisclosed six-figure paychecks as an energy consultant while Boebert lobbied to relax drilling rules on the House Natural Resources Committee.
So far, the legal action Boebert has promised is a letter from a lawyer, written to Muckrakers US President David Wheeler. It states that “PAC’s unlawful conduct has created substantial criminal liability for the organization as well as individuals personally engaged in disseminating false statements.” The letter also states that the charges are based on “knowingly false statements” and promises that “it will be a costly miscalculation”.
Lauren Boebert may or may not have worked for SugarDaddyMeet.com. She may have had two abortions, or one, or none. It could be up to the American Muckrakers to prove it, and then the public to decide if it matters.
But in the meantime, there’s a lesson here, for Boebert and everyone else on the edge of politics: to paraphrase both Jay-Z and Ari Melber, sometimes the sword that knights you is the same sword that wishes you the good night. Blamefulness begets blameworthiness.