‘More focused’ on policy enforcement than ‘owning the left’

‘More focused’ on policy enforcement than ‘owning the left’

  • Rep. Lauren Boebert said she was “more focused on implementing the policies that I’ve been following.”
  • According to the Associated Press, Boebert’s constituents have urged her to tone down her rhetoric.
  • Boebert has been vocal in opposing Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s candidacy for Speaker of the House.

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert said in a new interview she is now “more focused on implementing the policies I’ve been following than owing anything to the left.”

Boebert told the Associated Press that she wanted to “lower the temperature” and “bring unity” after her Colorado constituents urged her to tone down her rhetoric, the outlet reported.

She was one of the most vocal members of a group of reps who refused to endorse California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid for House Speaker. McCarthy won Saturday morning’s speaker vote after 15 separate votes.

Days before the final vote on the speaker, Boebert on Wednesday asked former President Donald Trump to ask McCarthy to drop his name.

“The President needs to tell Kevin McCarthy, ‘Sir, you don’t have the votes and it’s time to retire,'” Boebert said.

After all, Boebert was one of six Republicans to vote “attendance” on the 15th final vote that gave McCarthy the victory.

In December, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked Boebert after Boebert said she disagreed with Greene’s decision to support McCarthy “just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all that.”

“Lauren refuses to support President Trump, she refuses to support Kevin McCarthy, and she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap sound bite,” Greene wrote in a tweet. Greene also took a close look at Boebert’s slim margin in their November 2022 election.

Boebert survived an extraordinarily close race for Colorado’s third congressional district in the midterms. In November 2022, Boebert won a narrow election against Democrat Adam Frisch by 546 votes in Colorado’s 3rd Circuit. Boebert told the AP that despite the close election, she still intends to have the same public beliefs.

“A lot of leftists have been like, ‘Look at your poll, are you going to turn it down little girl?'” she told the publication. “I’ll still be me.”

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