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Raw Story reported last week that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) missed the vote for raising the debt ceiling, which she had opposed. But a reporter at Axios spotted her rushing up the steps of the Capitol just as the vote was being closed. She'd missed it and the press knew.
A new video from CNN showed it wasn't just the word of a reporter that observed Boebert racing up the steps, they got her on video.
A CNN producer was heard on video saying, "They closed it."
"They closed it?" Boebert shouted back.
"Yeah," the producer said. Boebert paused, but then continued running up the steps of the Capitol.
First, Boebert claimed that there was no such thing as the debt ceiling and that it was all "fake news."
"Tomorrow's bill is a bunch of fake news and fake talking points that will do nothing to rein in out-of-control federal spending," she said.
"No excuses," Boebert said on June 3. " I was ticked off they wouldn't let me do my job, so I wouldn't take the vote. 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."
She claimed that she simply refused to be part of it. In fact, she tried to be a part of it and then missed it.
As a fact check, there were 81 proposed amendments, and 14 of those were either co-sponsored or even introduced by Boebert.
As it turns out, she did show up for the vote.
When CNN released the video of her racing up the steps, it called her office to ask for an explanation for the Twitter claim that it was a "protest."
"A spokesperson responded by providing a link to Boebert’s Thursday statement, which outlined her opposition to the bill but did not substantiate her subsequent assertion in the social media video that she had missed the vote on purpose," said CNN.
“I certainly wasn’t afraid to vote against the bill, as I have been advocating against it all week,” Boebert said in the statement.
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki dragged Boebert while subbing for Chris Hayes' show Monday night. "You snooze you lose," the screen said.
"I can't stop watching that," Psaki chuckled.
News 9 Denver's Kyle Clark did his own commentary on the matter Monday, saying that Boebert had a note put in the Congressional record that she missed the debt ceiling vote because she was "unavoidably detained."
"Now she's saying she skipped the vote on purpose as a protest," said Clark. "Both cannot be true and Boebert knows which one of her claims is a lie. Congresswoman Boebert often gets a pass from the media for making outrageous and false statements because she does it so often. That's not fair to the Coloradans in her district or to the elected officials who do not blatantly lie to voters. I can hear you saying, 'Oh, all politicians lie all the time.' Except they don't. We have covered countless conservatives and progressives and everywhere in between, politicians who strive to tell the truth every day. They don't all offer up obvious, clumsy lies that insult the intelligence of voters."
He closed by saying that if a politician makes something up they will always call them out, but it "doesn't give anyone else the license to lie, even if they make it part of their personal brand."
"Here's why this matters," Jon Cooper tweeted. "Yes, it exposes Lauren as incompetent. But it also exposes her as a LIAR. Because she CLAIMED her no-show vote was a form of protest because the bill was a "crap sandwich.” She was so smug and so proud in another video claiming that she skipped the vote because 'they wouldn't let me do my job.' Gee. I thought her job was to vote."
"Every time a new Lauren Boebert joke goes viral a bunch of MAGA dipsh-ts tell me they gonna boycott my movies," said Liam Nissan™. The Twitter user's name is Liam and he drives a Nissan car. He is not the actor.
See the videos of Boebert and the commentary below or at the link here.
\u201cHere is a clip from that night outside the Capitol, showing Rep. Boebert running up the stairs as though she was trying to make the vote, and me telling her that it had closed already. \n\n*running up steps*\nMe: They closed it. \nBoebert: They closed it?\n*keeps running*\u201d— Morgan Rimmer (@Morgan Rimmer) 1685900230
\u201c#HeyNext Commentary: Giving Rep. Lauren Boebert a pass for lying about missing the debt ceiling vote does a disservice to her constituents and to elected officials who haven't made falsehoods their personality. #copolitics\u201d— Kyle Clark (@Kyle Clark) 1686013196
Jack Smith is 'keeping his cards close to his vest' as he takes meetings with Trump lawyers: NYT reporter
Former President Donald Trump's attorneys met with special counsel Jack Smith as the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe appears to be drawing to a close.
In a panel on CNN that discussed recent evidence in the case, including a maintenance worker who flooded security servers at Trump's country club while draining the pool, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, appearing alongside former federal prosecutor Elie Honig, broke down how prosecutors are still not tipping their hand on upcoming charges.
"Elie, you're a former federal prosecutor," said anchor Kaitlan Collins. "When you look at something like this and you hear they've seized the phone of a maintenance worker here, what questions would you have?"
"The big question here is, was this on purpose or was this an accident?" said Honig. "I completely understand why prosecutors were charmed to this, right? Especially when you consider the timing. There's already been a subpoena at this point. You've already had the search warrant. And DOJ is trying to collect the surveillance and now the room where the surveillance is stored was damaged. You're looking for communications. You're looking for a text. You're looking for an email. Somebody gives an order. Why? Sometimes people think they've deleted their phones, deleted their texts, if you swipe and hit delete. That doesn't delete them. You can raise those up in the FBI lab. I guarantee they're doing forensics on those phones and looking for that kind of communication."
"Pretty extraordinary to see Trump's attorneys going into the Department of Justice, Justice Department, sitting down with Jack Smith," said Collins, turning to Haberman. "What is your response to how Trump responded to this? He posted on Truth Social, asking why he should be charged when other presidents have not been charged."
"We know — although the indications seem that it's likely or not — we know that the DOJ just said they're not charging anyone in connection with Mike Pence, for instance, for documents he had," said Haberman. "I think that's a comparison point. I have been hearing before this meeting took place, that Trump expected he is going to be charged. It's not that they have said this to him. It's just that he believes it. Now, these meetings — and you would know this better than me. DOJ officials, typically prosecutors at any level keep their cards close to the vest. I don't think this was different in this meeting. But I also don't think they came away thinking, oh, we've solved this. For somebody like Donald Trump who treats everything like a deal and exchange and transaction, I don't think this is the meeting he wanted."
Watch the segment below or at this link.
Maggie Haberman on Trump lawyers' meeting with Jack Smith www.youtube.com
MAGA ally: Trump's fans will still love him even if he goes down in classified documents case
Former President Donald Trump's attorneys met with Justice Department prosecutors and special counsel Jack Smith as the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe wraps up and charging decisions are expected in the coming weeks — and the former president's rants on his Truth Social platform suggest he believes there is a significant risk he will be charged.
But don't expect Republican voters to abandon Trump just because of federal charges, said MAGA ally and former Trump adviser David Urban — after all, when Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought business fraud charges, they just supported him more fiercely than ever.
That said, Urban continued, the new reporting that a maintenance worker at Mar-a-Lago flooded a security server room while draining the pool is potentially troubling.
"We're going to have to wait and see what comes out in the details, right?" said Urban. "Obviously it depends on what is in the indictment, how serious of the nature it is. Look, you can argue any obstruction is bad, obviously, right? You're going to be charged for it. But I think if it's spelled out, if you find out that, like has been speculated here, that the pool was flooded perhaps in an attempt to damage this, if that's in fact true and there's more details upon details that the president directed certain aides to move boxes once he knew things, if those things are fleshed out and they're meat put on the bones, then I think it's going to be much harder to ignore what's going on. And you're going to have to speak out about it."
"Do you think a Justice Department indictment would change former President Trump as a candidate?" asked anchor Anderson Cooper. "Do you think he would change tactics? A lot of the witch hunt rhetoric would come to the fore. Do you think, from a candidate standpoint, it changes him in any way?"
"I don't think it changes anything," said Urban. "As I said, you and I sat next to each other, he got taken into custody, and then his poll numbers went up."
"I think that this is the most serious case that he's facing, this indictment charge is the most serious to date," added Urban. "We'll see what happens. But, you know, I suspect that, again, that the die-hard Trump base, that 30 percent, 35 percent of the Trump supporters who love the president are going to continue to love the president no matter what happens in this case."
Watch the segment below or at this link.
David Urban says Trump supporters will still love him if he's indicted www.youtube.com
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