YUGE: Pro-Second Amendment Conservative Candidate Lauren Boebert Upsets Establishment Republican Candidate in the Primaries
Pro-Second Amendment activist Lauren Boebert pulled off a major upset against five-term Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton on June 30, 2020.
Tipton is the current five-term congressman for Colorado’s 3rd district.
Boebert is a pro-gun champion who confronted failed Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke during a talk he gave at the Denver suburb of Aurora. She pushed back against the failed Senate candidate’s desire to confiscate AR-15s by telling him, “”I am here to say: Hell, no, you’re not.” Boebert was referring to O’Rourke’s comments about gun confiscation in the third Democratic primary debate.
According to the Associated Press, Boebert supports building a wall and wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.
Boebert called out Tipton for his milquetoast performance in Congress.
“A sober look at the Tipton Record shows a back-burner representative that has failed to live up to his conservative chops that he touted on his Tea Party-inspired campaign trail,” Boebert declared in a recent Aspen Times column. “If his record lived up to his campaign rhetoric, I wouldn’t feel so compelled to run.”
Tipton conceded defeat graciously.
“(Third) District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November,” Tipton wrote. “I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well.”
Boebert has not shied away from controversy lately. She recently protested Democrat Governor Jared Polis’ orders to close businesses to fight the Wuhan virus pandemic. She exercised civil disobedience by opening her Shooters Grill restaurant despite the shutdown order in place
Boebert’s race was another case of President Donald Trump endorsing the incumbent, while the primary opponent ended up winning.