Lauren Boebert Learns Her Fate After Opposing Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

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Firebrand US Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was one of nearly two dozen determined Republicans who refused to vote to confirm US Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for speaker leading many to speculate that she would be removed from committees for what is seen as betrayal in DC.

However, something very different actually happened.

“Back of the envelope math: 15/21 Republicans returning to the Oversight Committee voted to overturn election results in 2020. 14/18 Republicans returning to the Judiciary Committee votes to overturn election results as well,” Kyle Cheney from Politico reported, including Boebert. 

Media reports show that sometime on Tuesday, the Colorado Republican landed a spot on the coveted and influential House Oversight Committee, having been assigned the seat by the McCarthy-led House Steering Committee.

Newsweek reported, “The appointment gives the outspoken Colorado Republican outsized influence on looming investigations into three-letter agencies like the CIA and FBI that McCarthy—whom Boebert vocally opposed for the speaker post—had hinted at in the lead-up to Republicans taking the majority this past November.”

The appointment, which Boebert announced in a tweet, comes even after her public rebukes of McCarthy in the media as well as on the House floor in the days prior to the start of the 118th Congress, in which she voted for someone other than McCarthy more than a dozen times before finally yielding, Jon Doughtery reported for Conservative Brief.

“I’m honored to be joining the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. Chairman @RepJamesComer, let’s get to work!” Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) posted on Twitter on January 17, 2023.

Doughtery added more details about Boeberts sternness toward McCarthy during the votes, reporting, “During one particularly tense moment during a speaker vote, Boebert declared, “Let’s stop with the campaign smears and tactics to get people to turn against us, even having my favorite president [Donald Trump] call us and tell us we need to knock this off.”

“I think it actually needs to be reversed—the president needs to tell [Representative] Kevin McCarthy that ‘sir, you do not have the votes and it’s time to withdraw,’” she added at the time.

But all of that appears to have been resolved, as evidenced by Boebert’s assignment, and it serves as more evidence of some last-minute dealmaking between McCarthy and the GOP holdouts in order for him to secure their support.

“We changed the way bills will be passed,” Boebert said in a news release at the time. “We changed the way the government will be funded. We changed the ways committees will be formed. We secured votes on term limits, the fair tax, the Texas Border Plan, and so much more.”

A statement from Boebert’s office following her appointment noted: “As an advocate for transparency and reform, I will pursue the truth, conduct effective oversight, and fight to root out waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government.

“I look forward to working with Chairman James Comer and supporting his mission to eliminate mismanagement in the federal government by investigating the border and fentanyl crises, COVID relief fraud, government collusion with big tech to censor Americans, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the energy crisis, COVID origins, and the Biden family’s shady business schemes,” she added.

Earlier this week, the Colorado Republican suggested that a disclosure form from Hunter Biden listing what was reported to be a massive monthly rent payment to his father, Joe Biden, was really a money-laundering operation worthy of an investigation.

According to the New York Post, Hunter Biden lived at the Delaware home in question, off and on, where recent news reports said classified documents were kept in a garage, suggesting they were not very secure. Also during the same period, Hunter was addicted to drugs, made shady foreign business deals, and fell under federal investigation, all while having access to the documents.

“The now-52-year-old began listing the Wilmington home as his address following his 2017 divorce from ex-wife Kathleen Buhle — even falsely claiming he owned the property on a July 2018 background check form as part of a rental application,” The Post reported.

Post columnist Miranda Devine, author of a book detailing Hunter Biden’s scandalous laptop, posted a photo of the application, indicating that he was paying “rent” of nearly $50,000 per month, though the highest rent for homes in that same area, according to a Zillow search, top out at about $6,000 per month.

“In 2018 Hunter Biden claimed he owned the house where Joe Biden kept classified documents alongside his Corvette in the garage Via @jj_talking,”Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine)posted on Twitter on January 12, 2023.

That led Boebert to tweet: “Paying $50,000 a month in rent is just not something that normal people do. That sounds a whole lot like a money laundering operation that needs to be investigated.”

And she has been hammering the issue since:

And the excitement has already begun, according to OAN News.

“BREAKING: The House Oversight Committee is kickstarting an investigation into Joe Biden’s management (or lack thereof) of the Southern border. @RepJamesComer has been resolute that the crisis at the Southern border will be an emphasis in this Congress.”


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