Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert claimed she did not vote on the debt-ceiling vote last week as a ‘no-show protest,’ but new video reveals she may be lying. The video shows Boebert running up the Capitol steps on the night of the vote when a reporter yells to her, “They closed it!” Boebert can be heard responding, “They closed it?” as she continues to sprint up the steps. Watch the video below:
Lauren Boebert claims she purposely skipped the debt deal vote, in protest.
This is a lie. Here she is running to make the vote — but she was too late.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) June 4, 2023
According to The Hill:
Boebert explained her nonvote as a “no-show protest” in a video posted Saturday on Twitter, but the new CNN video appears to show the Colorado congresswoman attempting to make it in time to cast her vote.
“No excuses, I was ticked off they wouldn’t let me do my job, so I didn’t take the vote,” Boebert said in a self-filmed video posted Saturday. “Once again, Washington’s power machine shoved a multi-trillion dollar bill down our throats, refused to allow debate or amendments, disregarded everything we fought for in January to actually allow representatives to do their jobs and instead they served us up a crap sandwich.”
“Call it a ‘no-show protest,’ but I certainly let every one of my colleagues and the country know I was against this garbage of a bill and against bypassing the voice of each representative. Deals cut in the dark are why we are headed towards $36 trillion in debt, and I refuse to be a part of it,” Boebert added.
Boebert nor anyone from her office has yet to respond to the video.