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Rep. Lauren Boebert got a surprise in recent days that she likely wasn’t expecting, and it’s going to alter her life from this point forward.
Specifically, she’s going to be a grandmother, she said in an announcement this week — at the tender age of 36. She dropped the bombshell while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference Women’s Breakfast on Saturday in Maryland, according to the Western Journal.
Moms for America praised the Colorado Republican for her “incredible stance in empowering moms, promoting liberty, and raising patriots” in a Twitter post.
“I’m a mom of four boys,” Boebert said during her speech. “And I’ve said many times, [husband] Jayson and I, we are raising our four boys to be men before liberals teach them to be women.”
After she got a round of applause for her remark, she then dropped the big life-changing news.
“I’m going to tell you all, for the first time in a public setting, that not only am I a mom of four boys, but come April, I will be a GiGi to a brand new grandson,” Boebert said. “And Jayson and I are so excited to welcome this new life into our family.”
“Now, any of you who have young children, who are giving life, there are some questions that pop up,” she said. “There’s some fear that arises.”
We were honored to present the Mothers Influence Award to @RepBoebert who has taken an incredible stance in empowering moms, promoting liberty, and raising patriots! We couldn’t be more honored to present this award during the @CPAC Women’s Breakfast! #CPAC @mercedesschlapp pic.twitter.com/dt2wqErBgS
— Moms for America (@momsforamerica) March 7, 2023
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 21, 2022
It’s her oldest son, Tyler, who is going to be a father, apparently.
“Now my son, when I approached him and told him, ‘Tyler, I’m going to be a 36-year-old grandmother,’ he said, ‘Well, didn’t you make granny a 36-year-old granny?’” Boebert said. “I said, ‘Yes, I did.’ He said, ‘Well then, it’s hereditary.’ Nice try, buddy,” she said.
Boebert recently won an extremely tight reelection race that some observers said she should have won by a wider margin, even after Colorado Democrats imposed a new redistricting map.
“Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced the results Monday evening. Frisch netted a total of four votes in the recount, far from enough to close a 500-plus vote gap with Boebert. An Aspen City Councilman, Frisch had already conceded the race last month after the first tally put him just under the state’s margin for a mandatory recount,” the Associated Press reported in December.
Frisch actually conceded to Boebert in late November in the race for Colorado’s third congressional district.
Boebert released a video on Twitter last month after Frisch conceded the race.
“I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race!” she said. “With this victory and with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, we can focus on the issues that actually matter most, including getting inflation under control, increasing our domestic energy supply, securing the southern border, and being a strong check on the White House.”
“Now, over the next couple of weeks, this race will have an automatic recount, which will be completed in early December,” she said. “My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure everything is conducted properly. Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race.”
“So come January, you can be certain of two things. I will be sworn in for my second term as your congresswoman, and Republicans can finally turn Pelosi’s House back into the People’s House,” the representative said.
“Thank you to every volunteer that made calls, knocked doors, and, of course, to each of you that is entrusted me with your vote. I am honored to be your representative. I pray for you and I am so grateful for you. God bless you tonight,” she said.
I am so thankful for all of your support and I am so proud to be your Representative! pic.twitter.com/4gnmflotiU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
Her opponent posted a message of his own at the time.
“The volunteers who have spent hours—including sleepless nights—getting ballots cured & counted in #CO03 deserve the nation’s thanks as they complete one of the most democratic processes in the world and ensure the integrity of our elections,” he said. ““The outpouring of support from around the country and even the world since Election Day has been overwhelming & humbling.”