16.7 C
Houston
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Communications director for freshman GOP lawmaker quits after Capitol riot

The communications director for a freshman Republican congresswoman resigned following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Ben Goldey resigned from his role in Rep. Lauren Boebert’s office less than two weeks after the congresswoman was sworn in, according to Axios.

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

- Advertisement -

Despite her short tenure in Congress, Boebert has made a handful of headlines already, notably with her decision to carry her firearm around the Capitol.

“I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert said recently as Democrats sought to prevent her from carrying her weapon. “I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides. I will not let a bunch of gun-grabbing House Democrats take away my Constitutional right to protect myself.”

Boebert, the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where wait staff openly carry firearms as they serve customers, won her general election contest against Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, to represent the state’s 3rd Congressional District.

The first-term congresswoman, who has repeated election conspiracy theories and has been tied to the QAnon conspiracy theory, objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory on Jan. 6.

“Madame Speaker, I have constituents outside this building right now. I promised my voters to be their voice,” Boebert said on the House floor, objecting to the counting of Arizona’s Electoral College votes. “Are we not a government, of, by, and for the people? They know that this election was not right, and as their representative, I am sent here to represent them. I will not allow the people to be ignored.”

Some Democrats have alleged that GOP members of Congress provided tours to the mostly Trump-supporting crowd that stormed the Capitol as Congress sought to certify Biden’s victory. Boebert, in particular, has faced criticism for tweeting a message saying that Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been removed from the chambers.

Read More at Washingtonexaminer

Latest news

Majority of Academics Support Discriminating Against Conservatives, Study Shows

One in three conservative academics has been threatened with disciplinary action for expressing their beliefs, according to a new study that quantifies academia's liberal...

McConnell Open to Minimum Wage Increase, but Against Quick Raise to $15 an Hour

The top Republican in Congress on Tuesday signaled a willingness to increase the federal minimum wage. “It is true that it hasn’t been raised for...

Prolonged school closures have reportedly resulted in millions of students going ‘missing’ from school systems

An eye-popping number of students have reportedly gone "missing" from public school systems around the country amid prolonged school closures due to the coronavirus...

Related news

Majority of Academics Support Discriminating Against Conservatives, Study Shows

One in three conservative academics has been threatened with disciplinary action for expressing their beliefs, according to a new study that quantifies academia's liberal...

McConnell Open to Minimum Wage Increase, but Against Quick Raise to $15 an Hour

The top Republican in Congress on Tuesday signaled a willingness to increase the federal minimum wage. “It is true that it hasn’t been raised for...

Prolonged school closures have reportedly resulted in millions of students going ‘missing’ from school systems

An eye-popping number of students have reportedly gone "missing" from public school systems around the country amid prolonged school closures due to the coronavirus...

The US Produces Nearly 5 Pounds Of Trash Per Day Per Person

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,What the heck do we do with it?Global Leader in TrashThe US is the Global Leader in Trash Production.At 4.9...

A stumble-prone president battles perceptions about his age

President Biden hasn't had a lot of face time with reporters, but that doesn't...

Biden privately urges Senate Democrats to stay united and swiftly pass $1.9 trillion spending bill

President Biden urged Senate Democrats on Tuesday to vote quickly to pass a massive...

Barstool’s Dave Portnoy Puts His “Face Behind” New Social Media Sentiment ETF

Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy made an "emergency press conference" at the beginning of the US cash session Tuesday about a new ETF he is...