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Rep. Lauren Boebert, who is currently locked in a heated battle to keep her Colorado seat, issued a confident statement on Friday to her supporters.
The Republican firebrand made clear she’s going to be around to “fire” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — meaning she not only believes she’ll win her race, but that the GOP will become the majority in the House.
“There’s no doubt I was a target for the Democrats, but I am confident once all of the ballots are counted, I will win, and I will be there to help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” she said.
As of early Saturday, Boebert maintained a slight lead over her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch, 50.17 percent to his 49.83 percent, with nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting.
“I don’t know if there wasn’t enough enthusiasm for our top ticket candidates for governor and Senate or what happened there. But there was a lot of shifting of the votes there,” she continued. “Of course, I expect to win.
“I think Polis and Bennet definitely carried the ticket for the Democrat Party,” she said of Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic Sen. Michael Bennett.
Per Colorado law, a mandatory recount must occur if the margin of victory is .5 percent or less; currently, Boebert is ahead by less than .4 percent.
“We need to be able to process the rest of the ballots, and then after that, we will do a bipartisan risk-limiting audit which confirms the results followed by a bipartisan canvas, and then, only then, do I certify the election and it’s determined whether we go into recount,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Thursday. “We are a couple of weeks out from that determination.”
The feisty Boebert mocked Pelosi in late September after the Speaker was booed at an event in New York City.
The Speaker and her husband, Paul Pelosi, were attending the Global Citizen’s music festival in Central Park on Saturday night when actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas invited her on stage, The Daily Mail reported.
The premise of the concert was to raise awareness about climate change, but when Nancy Pelosi began to give her speech, members of the audience could be heard booing her.
@JackPosobiec I was at the global citizen festival in Central Park Manhattan, and they brought Nancy Pelosi out and she got heavily booed. 😂 pic.twitter.com/MFT77wbWaT
— Kyle Tomczak (@ThomasCzakary) September 25, 2022
“It’s Nancy Pelosi,” a member of the audience is heard saying in a video posted to Twitter. “Why is everyone booing?”
“As speaker of the house, I am here to thank you for your dazzling advocacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and determination as global citizens,” the Speaker said.
“It’s thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer,” she said. “It will slash carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2030, it will give a historic, a historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis.”
She cut her comments short as the boos continued and she left the stage.
The incident led to a response from Boebert, known for her sharp rebukes of Democrats.
“Get used to it, Fancy Nancy. November 8th you’ll be booed out of the majority,” she noted on Twitter.
Get used to it, Fancy Nancy.
November 8th you’ll be booed out of the majority. https://t.co/R8Sl4F2Z6Q
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 25, 2022
In May, for instance, Boebert blasted the Democratic majority in Congress as well as the Biden administration amid a then-worsening baby formula shortage.
“The clowns are running the circus. It’s plain and simple. Now that men can get pregnant we have a baby formula shortage. I would like to go back to the days when men should not get pregnant, so we can feed the babies,” she said in an interview with Fox News host Dan Bongino, in response to a video clip of an exchange between Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), and pro-abortion activist Aimee Arrambide during House testimony.
“Leave it to the philosophy major testifying before Congress that men can have babies. Anyone who says men — biological men — can have babies is a lying, dog-faced pony soldier,” she added. “It was baffling to watch this take place. Drawing out what the ideology really is of these leftists.
“Democrats are disconnected from reality. They think men can get pregnant and have babies and women’s sports should include men. They say the border is closed. Their solution to the formula crisis is to give the FDA who is responsible for the crisis a race,” Boebert continued.
“We have already given them a billion in bailouts, and another $100 million in bailouts. Now they need another $28 million. I am tired of the Nancy Pelosi con game where bills are titled one way but don’t solve the problem. If the bills we voted on in Congress matched their titles, I would probably vote yes a heck of a lot more,” the lawmaker noted further.