ProgressNow Colorado Calls on House Ethics Committee to Renew Probe into Boebert’s Misuse of Campaign Funds

Friday, December 1, 2023
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Following Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s vote this morning to protect indicted Rep. George Santos from expulsion from the U.S. House of Representatives, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, condemned Boebert’s tolerance for alleged outright theft by a colleague and close political ally, and called on the House Ethics Committee to renew its investigation into Boebert’s own mishandling of campaign funds.

“Today, Rep. Lauren Boebert once again showcased her lack of basic ethical judgment and voted against a two-thirds majority in Congress to protect her fellow MAGA extremist from expulsion,”  said Sara Loflin, executive director of ProgressNow Colorado. “After yet another politically toxic vote from one of the nation’s most vulnerable incumbent representatives, we are left struggling to understand what her motivations were.”

Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives following a scathing House Ethics Committee report detailing, among many serious offenses, how he stole campaign funds for such personal expenses as Botox injections, luxury shopping, and even an OnlyFans subscription. [1] Lauren Boebert herself has been the subject of controversy for reimbursing her campaign for an exorbitant amount of gas and mileage money that coincided conveniently with the dollar amount she owed in unpaid taxes, and more recently allegations her campaign was improperly reimbursing an independent committee. The House Ethics Committee has been repeatedly asked to investigate Boebert’s suspicious bookkeeping but has yet to take any action. [2]

“There are no good explanations for Lauren Boebert’s vote to protect Santos,” Loflin continued. “Either she was motivated by her MAGA ideology or her own personal ethical blind spots. Either way, Boebert is once again completely out of step with the values of Colorado and the voters she represents in Congress.”