The New York Post vs. a Right-wing Extremist in Congress

Read this Wikipedia entry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post

The New York Post (sometimes abbreviated as NY Post) is a conservative-leaning[3] daily tabloid newspaper in New York City. The Post also operates NYPost.com, the celebrity gossip site PageSix.com and the entertainment site Decider.com.

It was established in 1801 by Federalist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and became a respected broadsheet in the 19th century under the name New York Evening Post. In 1976, Rupert Murdoch bought the Post for US$30.5 million.[4] Since 1993, the Post has been owned by News Corporation and its successor, News Corp, which had owned it previously from 1976 to 1988. Its distribution ranked 4th in the US in 2019.[5]

Keep in mind that this tabloid is thus owned by the same company that owns FOX News, which is notorious for its obvious right-wing biases. And yet it seems that even they are becoming fed up with extremism among Republicans in the wake of Donald Trump about to leave the Presidency.

Now read THIS:

https://nypost.com/2021/01/16/gop-rep-lauren-boebert-and-husband-have-racked-up-arrests/

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and husband racked up arrests in home district

Rep. Lauren Boebert has a rap sheet unusually long for a member of Congress.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting freshman Republican Colorado congresswoman who ran on a law-and-order platform, has had several dust-ups with police, starting as a teenager.

The 34-year-old lawmaker, who beat her district’s very conservative Rep. Scott Tipton in a primary upset last June, has a rap sheet unusually long for a member of Congress.

And her track record of thumbing her nose at law continued this week after she tussled with Capitol Police officers over her refusal to walk through newly installed House metal detectors.

“I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, DC, and within the Capitol complex,” she tweeted in defiance, while calling the detectors “another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi.”

While the lawmaker was eventually allowed to enter the House chambers, she is facing growing questions about her role in assisting the deadly riot on Capitol Hill Jan. 6. Just hours before the violence, she tweeted, “today is 1776.” In the days leading up to the unrest, Boebert made a spectacle of her intention to remain armed in the Capitol, earning another rebuke from local law enforcement.

Back in June 2015, Boebert was cuffed for disorderly conduct at a Country Music festival near Grand Junction, Colo., after police said she attempted to interfere in the arrest of minors busted for underage drinking and encouraged the accused to run off. Boebert said the revelers had not been read their Miranda Rights and that the arrest was illegal.

“Lauren continued yelling and causing the underage drinkers to become unruly,” an arresting officer said in a statement at the time. “Lauren said multiple times that she had friends at Fox News and that the illegal arrest would be national news.” At the time, Boebert was running Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo. The story was first reported by Colorado Newsline.

Boebert subsequently missed two court appearances and was arrested again in December 2015. The charge was dismissed.

Lauren Boebert was booked in 2017 after she failed to show up for court.

A year later, in September 2016, Boebert was charged with careless driving and operating an unsafe vehicle after rolling her truck into a ditch, police said. When she failed to show up for court a month later, a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was booked on Feb. 13, 2017. She ultimately pled guilty to the unsafe vehicle charge and paid $123.50 in fines and court costs. The careless driving charge was dismissed. The incident was first surfaced by the Colorado Times Recorder.

“It’s certainly of concern that on a couple of occasions she apparently failed to appear for court,” Tom Silverman, a Democrat and former president of Colorado Municipal Judges Association, told The Post. “I was disappointed when she was elected.”

Colin Wilhelm, a Colorado defense attorney and Democrat who plans to challenge Boebert in 2022, agreed: “It’s concerning when you claim to be a member of ‘back the blue’ and yet are so anti-authority when they are trying to do their job.”

In September 2010, Boebert was arrested after a neighbor, Michele Soet, accused Boebert’s two pit bulls of attacking Soet’s dog. Soet’s dog narrowly escaped injury after jumping into a van. The future legislator pled guilty to a single count of “dog at large,” paying a $75 fine.

Boebert’s future husband Jayson also had brushes with law enforcement. In January 2004 he was arrested after allegedly exposing his penis to two women at a bowling alley, according to an arrest affidavit. Lauren Boebert (then aged 17 and known as Lauren Opal Roberts) was also there. Jayson Boebert pled guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure, earning himself four days in jail and two years probation.

In February 2004, he was booked on a domestic violence charge, against Lauren Boebert. He “did unlawfully strike, shove or kick … and subjected her to physical contact,” a spokesman for the Garfield Associate County Court clerk told The Post. They had been dating at the time.

Jayson Boebert ultimately served seven days in jail. The busts were first unearthed by Colorado blogger Anne Landman.

Lauren Boebert took her revenge in May 2004 during an altercation with Jayson at his home in which she scratched his face and chest and trashed his residence, according to a police report. She was slapped with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and underage drinking charges. A rep for the Garfield County Combined Court said they could not reveal any information about the case’s final disposition.

The Boeberts married in 2005, and have four children.

Rep. Lauren Boebert and her husband Jayson have had several dust-ups with police.

Jayson Boebert did not respond to a request for comment from The Post. In a statement, Rep. Boebert’s chief of staff Jeff Small called the arrests “a retread of a failed personal attack by the Democrats from the last campaign.”

“Attacking her family, trying to criminalize a $100 traffic fine or a dismissed case, and vilifying ordinary business transactions is exactly what people hate about politics.” he said.

Why the hell is such a hypocritical lunatic in Congress?!

This is what the Republican Party has totally degenerated into because of Donald Trump rising to become its leader! Biden replacing him as President is clearly not enough; we must oppose and defeat right-wing extremism in Congress too! Rep. Boebert and others like her must be voted out in 2022!

2 thoughts on “The New York Post vs. a Right-wing Extremist in Congress

  1. Here’s a story published by the New York Post right after the riots at the Capitol on Jan 6.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/teen-shames-mom-who-got-punched-in-face-at-capitol-riot/

    {{{Teen shames ‘brainwashed’ mom who got punched in face at Capitol riot

    Do as I say, not as I do.

    A Massachusetts teenager who publicly shamed her mother for attending the Capitol riot said her mom was “brainwashed” by the MAGA movement and lied to her — telling her daughter she was going to visit an out-of-town doctor.

    Helena Duke, 18, went viral Thursday after she tweeted a video of a woman being punched in the face during the violent pro-President Trump protests in Washington, DC, Wednesday, with the caption: “hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn’t go to BLM protests bc they could get violent…this you?”

    In the clip, a white woman tries to grab a phone off a black woman — who appears to be wearing a police uniform — before being struck right between the eyes.

    Duke followed up the tweet with another post comparing a picture of the bloody-faced woman in the video with a picture of her mom, saying “for those that don’t believe it’s my mother…”

    The teen, whose initial tweet has been retweeted more than 66,000 times, told The Post that she only learned her mom was participating in the violent uprising after seeing footage online.

    She said her mother — who has been identified by Newsweek as Therese Duke — had told her she would be out of town for three days to take her aunt to get a medical procedure done.

    “She didn’t give me any more information about it, she was very vague … When I found out about the Capitol being stormed, I looked at her location sharing and it had been off for two days, so I assumed in that moment, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she might actually be there,’” Duke told The Post.

    “And then the next day, my cousin shared a video of her getting punched in the face … by police after harassing them.”

    Duke said she believes her mom — a former Democrat who abruptly changed her political views about three years ago — has been “brainwashed” by the MAGA movement.

    “I’m not surprised that these actions occurred or that my mom was involved with it because I think at this point, all she had in her head was that whatever the president tells her is right and is what she will go along with. So I think she had in her mind this was the right thing to do,” she said.

    Duke admitted she initially had mixed feelings about outing her mother on social media, knowing that it may lead to her arrest, but that she ultimately decided to because her mom had previously kicked her out of their home for attending a Black Lives Matter protest.

    “At first I was kind of uneasy about it, but I think it was definitely so hypocritical of her to end up kicking me out of the house for going to peaceful protests because she assumed they’d be violent, and then end up going to this, which was obviously a very violent attack on the Capitol — and end up harassing a cop,” she said.

    However, the teen told The Post she does not believe her mother was among those who actually breached the Capitol.}}}

  2. As for Rep, Boebert, she is already in serious trouble!

    https://www.newsweek.com/lauren-boeberts-top-aide-resigns-after-68-colorado-officials-request-probe-her-actions-1562157

    {{{Lauren Boebert’s Top Aide Resigns After 68 Colorado Officials Request Probe Into Her Actions

    By Christina Zhao On 1/16/21 at 6:56 PM EST

    Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s new communications director, Ben Goldey, has resigned after dozens of elected officials in the lawmaker’s district asked for an investigation into her actions following last week’s failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

    Boebert has faced mounting backlash since the January 6 riot that left five dead, including a Capitol police officer. Critics have accused the lawmaker of spreading false information about the 2020 election, and some have alleged that she revealed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location to rioters during the siege by tweeting: “The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.”

    “Following the events of January 6th, I’ve decided to part ways with the office. I wish her and the people of Colorado’s Third District the best,” Goldey said in a statement to Axios on Saturday.

    In a statement to Newsweek, Jeff Small, Boebert’s chief of staff, said, “The office does not comment on internal personnel matters with individual employees. Rep. Boebert has hired a powerhouse team, filled all staff positions in her office and hit the ground running.”

    The top aide to Boebert had only been in his role for less than two weeks. Goldey served as the Department of Interior’s press secretary and under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before joining Boebert’s team.

    In a Wednesday letter to Pelosi, 68 elected officials in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District asked for an investigation into Boebert, and condemned the lawmaker “based on her association with the right wing groups that supported the insurrection of the Capitol building.”

    “There is deep concern about her actions leading up to and during the protests that turned into a violent and deadly mob,” the letter read.

    Boebert, who has spoken in favor of the QAnon conspiracy theory, railed against Democrats in a defiant statement following calls for her resignation in the wake of the siege.

    “We should take Democrats at their word when they say never let a crisis go to waste. Their hypocrisy is on full display with talks of impeachment, censure, and other ways to punish Republicans for false accusations of inciting the type of violence they have so frequently and transparently supported in the past,” Boebert said.

    This week, New York Democratic Congressman Sean Maloney accused lawmakers of helping with the insurrection, without naming Boebert. Rumors have also begun circulating that Boebert’s mother could have been among the violent mob that stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers were convening to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

    Boebert condemned Maloney’s “baseless conspiracy claims” and denied her mother’s alleged involvement in a statement to The Daily Sentinel on Friday.

    “Yesterday, on national television, Congressman Sean Maloney made false and baseless conspiracy claims about me that led to death threats and hundreds of vile phone calls and emails,” she said, adding that the rumors about her mother are “categorically false.”

    “During the riot, my mother was barricaded inside of my office alongside my staff until the all clear was given by Capitol Police,” Boebert added.}}}

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