A five-term Republican congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state’s general election.
Boebert is the latest GOP candidate associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, though she doesn’t go as far as self-professed QAnon supporters Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene and Oregon GOP Senate nominee Jo Rae Perkins.
A staunch Second Amendment advocate, Boebert owns a local restaurant, Shooters Grill, made famous for encouraging its staff to open carry. She recently defied public health orders to reopen the restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
Congratulations on a really great win! https://t.co/rMpFiV6LvY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
You endorsed her opponent. Did Roger tell you to tweet this?
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 1, 2020
Boebert is a Trump acolyte, a conspiracy theorist, and a gun extremist who encourages employees to open carry at her restaurant, Shooters Grill.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 1, 2020
Found a restaurant in Rifle, CO called Shooters Grill and all the waitresses carry guns on their hips pic.twitter.com/T56XdH459P
— scrotum phillips (@mustachetoilet) July 1, 2020