Anti-Crime Republican Has Extensive Criminal Record
Colorado congressional candidate Lauren Boebert, a QAnon-supporting Republican who defeated a five-term incumbent in the primary, “has been arrested and summonsed at least four times over the past decade,” The Denver Post reported, citing court records.
- The Post noted that Boebert’s “three arrests and one court-ordered summons were for petty crimes — and in one case all charges were dropped,” but added that her “record is unusually long for a congressional candidate.”
- Her record is particularly noteworthy given that Boebert “ often espouses a pro-police, law-and-order message on the campaign trail.”
- The candidate’s first run-in with the law occurred in 2010, when she was 23, and involved a harassment complaint from her neighbors, as well as a complaint that she allowed her pit bulls to run loose.
Boebert was arrested twice in Mesa County in 2015 after a verbal altercation with police at Country Jam, a music festival near Grand Junction. Boebert, then 28 years old, allegedly shouted at people detained on suspicion of underage drinking, urging them to flee from police, which caused the young drinkers to become unruly.
While she was being handcuffed for disorderly conduct, Boebert tried to twist away from police, according to deputies’ reports. She allegedly shouted that her arrest was unconstitutional, that “she had friends at Fox News and that the arrest would be national news.” It did not become national news.